Whale Rider: People’s Choice at Toronto

Whale Rider swerves past Bend it Like Beckham to win the prestigious AGF People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival – an award previously won by Amelie and Crouching Tiger – Hidden Dragon. Directed by Niki Caro and based on the book by Witi Ihimaera, Whale Rider received standing ovations at both its public screenings. First-time actress and star of the movie, 12 year old Keisha Castle-Hughes, was widely praised for her, “quietly heroic performance as a Maori girl who assumes a mythic mantle of leadership over the objections of her traditionally minded grandfather.” Sydney Morning Herald: “one of the film world’s minor miracles”.


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Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

“For centuries, crosses and circles have been used to mark houses either visited by disease or targeted for burglary. This act of externalising the interior life of a home is something…