CWC Global: Whale Rider

2/23/2024; 45 minutes

Māori novelist Witi Ihimaera, author of the 1987 novel The Whale Rider, joins moderator Nicola Daly (University of Waikato) for a post-screening discussion of Niki Caro's 2002 film Whale Rider. Ihimaera discusses the novel's relationship to Māori stories and cultural practices, his writing process, and the film's enduring legacy. This event was presented in conjunction with the 26th biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL). Recorded on 08/14/2023. (#39338)

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