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Whale Rider

Whale Rider was the BEST film of the summer of 2003, the highlight, the blessing. If you were enchanted by “Island of the Blue Dolphin” as a kid, and “Gifts of the Sea” as an adult, then you’ll want to experience this quiet contemplation of a young girl’s life and her desire to belong to her Maori tribe and make a contribution. There is a deep longing in the film that if you let it, will move you and stay with you. Mythical and mystical.

This movie was more than worth it.

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