Whale Rider
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Whale Rider

A girl with such a beautifully strong sense of self. I find it really compelling watching characters who seem to do “the right thing” without flinching. Impossible not to root for her.

(kinda has a Moana thing happening — which I also recommend, though with some reservations primarily because a main character is a little too selfish for my taste. But a good Disney movie with a beautiful soundtrack (largely by Lin Manuel Miranda, the guy who later did Hamilton) a strong Pacific Islander young woman lead and without a real villain. Highly recommend watching the 13min behind-the-scenes mini-documentary about the writing/composing of the music; on Disney+ its in the “more details” section of the movie.)