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Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera was born on February 7, 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand as Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler. He is a writer and producer, known for Whale Rider (2002), Winners and Losers (1975) and Kawa (2010). See full bio »

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Whale Rider Writer
Kawa Writer
Mahana Writer


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 2016 Mahana (novel "Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies")
 2013/I White Lies (novel)
 2010 Kawa (based on the novel by) / (story)
 2002 Whale Rider (book "The Whale Rider")
 1976 Winners and Losers (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Big Brother, Little Sister (1976) ... (based on a story by)
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 2016 Mahana (associate producer)
 2002 Whale Rider (associate producer)
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 2004-2007 Bro'Town (TV Series)
- The Artful Dadger (2007) ... Himself (voice)
- A Maori at My Table (2004) ... Himself (voice)
 2005 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Witi Ihimaera (2005) ... Himself
 2003 Behind the Scenes of 'Whale Rider' (Video documentary short)
 2003 The Making of 'Whale Rider' (TV Movie documentary)

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June 7 2004 - he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. This is the New Zealand equivalent of a knighthood, but does not include the title Sir. See more »

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