POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG

Directed by: Tearepa Kahi 2016 | 94 min.

Section: Pacific Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Creative Industries Division, DBEDT

Pacific Islanders in Communications

The first screening of 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. The film will be preceded by short film BLUES PLANET: TRIPTYCH.

‘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.

 

Screenings

Thursday, November 09 7:00 PM IBM Building Courtyard Date Passed
Plays with:  BLUES PLANET: TRIPTYCH
Sunday, November 12 5:15 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Plays with:  BLUES PLANET: TRIPTYCH
Friday, November 17 6:00 PM Waimea Theater Kauai Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Tearepa Kahi
Screenwriter Tearepa Kahi
Producer Alexander Behse
Cinematographer Fred Renata

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