geography of self                                                                                                          story. adventure. meaning.

GENDER

The film Whale Rider tells the story of Paikea, a young girl living in New Zealand.  Among the Ngāati Porou, a Māori tribe, traditions are dying, and the tribe is in need of a new leader.  Although she seeems destined to lead her people, Paikea, is overlooked because she is a girl.

 

 

Essential Question:

In what ways is identity defined by our gender?