July 4, 2003
Genre(s): Drama, Family
Pai, an adventurous young Maroi girl, longs to continue her family tradition of becoming a whale rider. Unfortunately, according to custom, only boys in her family can perform the sacred ritual. When Pai's father moves to Europe, it leaves her grandfather Koro without an heir. Pai decides to succeed her grandfather as the tribe leader, secretly studying Maori fighting techniques. Koro disapproves of her interest in tribal practices that are typically performed by Maori men. She soon discovers that his opposition will be difficult to overcome.