‘Poi E: The Story Of Our Song’ premiered at the NZ International Film Festival, and has been heralded as “the Kiwi feel-good movie of the year”.
Directed by Tearepa Kahi, the doco follows late Taranaki soul-singer Dalvanius Prime and his quest to make Poi E heard. To record the iconic tune in 1984, 29 local Patea business got behind the project and donated $100 each… and the rest was NZ music history.
Poi E is playing now at cinemas around the country.
Watch the trailer below.