Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Daily screenings in Media Theatre from December 2017 - March 2018 - ‘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 Pātea Māori 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. The archival material that features throughout this documentary was sourced from the Livingston Baker Archive at Aotea Utanganui.
Daily Screening in Media Theatre from December 2017 - March 2018 | G | Documentary | 96mins