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Whale Rider – with Creative Craft Workshop by Bootmakers
October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Whale Rider won the audience awards at both Sundance and Toronto when it was released in 2003, playing to standing ovations. It’s a story about a young Maori girl who dreams of becoming chief of her people – but has to deal with the preconceptions of her people about what girls can and can’t do. Glamour Magazine called it “One of the most magical films of the year”, Now said “A modern fairytale fun of hope and wonder”. These are not esoteric media outlets, so if they’re calling it, you can be guaranteed it’s great.
The ending is truly transcendent, and unlike most films about and for children makes itself fresh, observant, tough and genuinely moving. This is one of those films that everyone should see, and ideally before they hit teenage years. It will change the way you think.
We are delighted to have the award winning Bootmakers of Wincanton come to Westlands Yeovil to give a creative craft workshop around the images and ideas of Whale Rider. Expect to use upcycled goods, lots of imagination, and please wear clothes that can get dirty. Safia and Ian have created a haven of creativity on the corner of Market Square in Wincanton, and won the Muddy Stiletto Award for Best Children’s Activity in Somerset 2017.
Common Sense Media kids say this is for 9+
Tickets are only available on the Westlands Yeovil website.
Director: Niki Caro
Running time: 1h41min