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The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera FIC IHI As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.

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"Game of Thrones" Locks Former "Whale Rider" Star For Sand Snakes Role

Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes joins the HBO fantasy drama, along with Jonathan Price, Alexander Siddig, and six others. Season 5 just...

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★★★★ "Whale Rider" (2002) Director: Niki Caro; Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton | A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298228/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_Rider

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"Game of Thrones" Locks Former "Whale Rider" Star For Sand Snakes Role

I've been a Game of Thrones fan for so long it's often hard to tell whether I like an episode because it's genuinely good, or because I've been telling everyone I know for years that this is the best show on TV, based on the best fantasy series in print.