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Film Night: Whale Rider and the Exhibition of Paikea
with Dr. Wayne Ngata
June 29 at 6 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86 Street, 4 North

As part of Conserving Active Matter, Bard Graduate Center will host the ancestral Māori figure of Paikea, visiting us from the American Museum of Natural History with the cooperation of his Te Aitanga a Hauiti relatives in New Zealand. In recognition of this honor, we will screen the 2002 film Whale Rider by Niki Caro (based on the novel by Witi Ihimaera), which tells a story of Paikea’s modern-day descendants. Dr. Wayne Ngata will provide a video introduction, connecting the figure to the film, and the past to the present.

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