Whale Rider (2002)

Summary The plot of this film revolves around the struggles of a Maori community in finding a successor to lead the tribe. As depicted in the film,this group of indigenous people who were once warriors who fought in wars and survived the voyage of the seas, were now loosing their battles in preserving their tribal’s pride … Continue reading

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Strictly Ballroom (1993) directed by Baz Luhrmann was about a young man’s quest to win the “Pan Pacific Grand Prix Championship” in a group of obsessively competitive ballroom dancers. These are the people who have closely tied their social identity with ballroom dancing where winning was everything to them while failing to win means failing … Continue reading

Awakenings (1990)

Summary This film was adapted from a book written by Dr. Oliver Sacks on his personal experience as a neurologist in a mental ward. The movie began with a scene that depicts how the life a promising young boy named Leonard Lowe who was afflicted by the encephalitis epidemic that slowly loses his ability to … Continue reading