Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Tearepa Kahi | NEW ZEALAND | 2016 | 94 MIN | FEATURE DOC | ENGLISH/MAORI W/ ENG SUBS
‘Poi E’, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie POI E is the story of how that iconic song gave pride to generations of New Zealanders. From Taika Waititi giving Stan Walker his quirky take on life in the 1980s to Patea Maori Club members’ straight-talking and funny memories of the song’s visionary originator Dalvanius Prime, director Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion) captures a unique story that taps into the heart of the nation.
Rights Sold: Domestic: Sony Pictures NZ
Rep: New Zealand Film Commission
Jasmin McSweeney, New Zealand Film Commission