Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie called ‘Whale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
Whale rider: There's a girl named Paikea. Her ancestor came on a whale to her village. That ancestor was a boy. For every generation the first boy born has the name Paikea and become the chief. Paikea’s grandfather didn’t expect Paikea to be the chief since she was a girl. He didn’t want her to be in a boys haka especially since she was a girl. But she found a way that just because your a girl doesn't mean you can’t do anything the same as a boy.
I rate this movie a 5 ( Excellent movie!) This was an inspirational movie and I like the way Paikea was trying to share the message that just because your a girl doesn't mean you can't do anything the same as a boy.