This prompt is meant to be in response to the film Whale Rider (2002). Indigenou

This prompt is meant to be in response to the film Whale Rider (2002).
Indigenous cultures around the world have suffered from the destructive impact of colonization. However, the film offer the possibility that indigenous cultures can respond to that impact in constructive ways by re-imagining their traditional myths to respond to new cultural circumstances. In light of these facts, discuss the film as an example of the ways that myths can respond to changing cultural circumstances. How does the film use traditional myths as the basis for new “myth-making”? In other words, how does your story build from the foundation of traditional myths (of the Maori people) to tell a new story that fulfills at least some of the functions of the traditional myths of its culture? Be specific when referring to traditional myths in your story.

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