Monday, November 8, 2010

"Year of Oceania" Movie tomorrow: "Whale Rider"

Come out to Tarpley 215 at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 9, for a screening of the 2002 New Zealand film Whale Rider, presented by The Year of Oceania.

Whale Rider stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea "Pai" Apirana, a 12-year-old Maori girl. Pai believes she is destined to become the chief of her people, despite the fact that only males have traditionally held this role. Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated for the Academy Award for her performance, the youngest Best Actress nominee in history.

Dr. Zach Felix will be on hand to lead discussion of the film and answer any questions.

Remember our ongoing "Year of Oceania" essay contest! You could win a sharp-looking "Year Of" t-shirt if you write the best review of a "Year Of" book, movie, or event! See any library staff member for details!

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