Friday, February 7. Whale Rider. New Zealand, 2003, directed by Niki Caro. A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, , 12 year old Pai remains certain of her calling and finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny. 101 minutes; Rated PG 13.