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Whale Rider PG

With workshop from bootmakers of Wincanton.

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Whale Rider won the audience awards at both Sundance and Toronto when it was released in 2003, playing to standing ovations. It’s a story about a young Maori girl who dreams of becoming chief of her people – but has to deal with the preconceptions of her people about what girls can and can’t do. The ending is truly transcendent, and unlike most films about and for children makes itself fresh, observant, tough and genuinely moving. This is one of those films that everyone should see, and ideally before they hit teenage years. 

We are delighted to have the award winning Bootmakers of Wincanton come to Westlands Yeovil to give a creative craft workshop around the images and ideas of Whale Rider. Expect to use upcycled goods, lots of imagination, and please wear clothes that can get dirty. 

Common Sense Media kids say this is for 9+ 

CAST: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton.
RUN TIME: 101 mins


Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8.50
Children: £5
Footlights: Discount Applies

A £1.50 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.


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