IMAGE: Whale Rider, 2002.

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Whale Rider: Green Screen Film Series

Every Friday Night in July! Gather in the amphitheater near Wangechi Mutu’s sculpture Water Woman to watch a selection of films about powerful women and girls living near and under the water. Pack a picnic to enjoy with friends and explore the park at sunset.

Thank you to our community partner, the Mermaid Society of Texas, and to our sponsors Austin Monthly and Richard's Rainwater and Spiked Seltzer, who will be giving away refreshments. Cold Ones Pops also available for purchase!

In Whale Rider, a Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people.

With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge tradition and fulfill her destiny.

Directed by Niki Caro, 2002, 101 min., PG-13.

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