Monday, March 22, 2010

Whale Rider (2002-New Zealand)

We have a couple films coming up in the next few weeks!!

First, this Thursday 3.25 at 7:00 pm in the UVU Library Auditorium, we continue our International Film Screenings with

Whale Rider (2002-New Zealand) Rated PG-13

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny

Then beginning next week 3.29-4.2 UVU will be hosting the Animal Allies Club's Animal Ethics Conference. The Cinema Studies Club will be sponcering 2 film screenings during the conference

Monday March 29th- 6 p.m. Earthlings introduced by director Shaun Monson followed by a Q&A with Shaun Monson in the UVU Library Auditoirum

Wednesday March 31-1 p.m. Skintrade introduced by director/producer Shannon Keith
Panel discussion following Skintrade in the UVU Library Auditorium

There are many great events being brought to campus for this conference, for a full list of schedule events visit their blog at
or find them on facebook at!/event.php?eid=301389496047&ref=ts

We hope you can make it to these screenings and events!

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