Searching For Atticus

Whale Rider

November 12, 2021 Knothole Media Season 1 Episode 22
Searching For Atticus
Whale Rider
Show Notes

Niki Caro's heartfelt story of love, tradition and inspiration is one of our favourites. Whale Rider follows the complicated relationship between village elder Koro (Rawiri Paretene) and his granddaughter Paikea (Keisha Castle-Hughes). 
Despairing over the decline of the Maori people he leads, Koro seeks a successor among the village's first-born sons - all the while ignoring and even chastising Paikea for the leadership qualities she can't help but express.
Rich, Kofi & Blake discuss the remarkable performances and filmmaking on display, as well as the ways in which traditions and expectations can complicated even the most loving relationships.