Poi E: The Story of Our Song


Poi E: The Story of Our Song
reż|dir Tearepa Kahi | NZ | 2016 | 92 min
prod|pro Alexander Behse, Reikura Kahi scen|wr Tearepa Kahi zdj|ph Fred Renata, Jos Wheeler mon|ed Francis Glenday, Tearepa Kahi ob|cast Patea Maori Club, Maaka Pohatu, Jools Topp, Taika Waititi dys|dis Patea Film Collective


Poi E is a simple but catchy song composed by Dalvanius Prime and Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi, which has become an unofficial national anthem of New Zealand. The song, performed by Pātea Māori Club, combining pop music from the 80s with traditional elements of Māori culture, occupied New Zealand record charts for over 30 years. With humor and vigor, the director talks about the circumstances leading to the creation of the song, about its history and most of all, about the emotions that Poi E has evoked in his countrymen. The film is the last part of Tearepa Kahi’s series about the history of New Zealand music.

Tearepa Kahi – A New Zealand director, screenwriter and actor. Studied history and the Māori language at Auckland University. Author of documents on the history of music. His made his debut in feature films with Mt. Zion.

2016 Poi E: Historia naszej piosenki|Poi E: The Story of Our Song
2013 Mt. Zion
2011 Allan Baldwin: In Frame
2009 The Flight of Te Hookioi

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