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Section: Pacific Showcase Sound X Vision
POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
Premiere: Hawaii Premiere
Director: Tearepa Kahi | Year: 2016 | Runtime: 94m
Country: New Zealand | Language: English
Genre: Culture, Documentary, Music, Native/Indigenous Peoples
This film will be presented as a special screening event at the IBM Building Courtyard. Doors will open at 6PM, the film will begin at 7PM.
‘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.
11/9/2017 7:00PM IBM | 11/12/2017 5:15PM