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Written and directed by Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion) and starring Maaka Pohatu (The Modern Maori Quartet, Two Little Boys) the film tells the story of musician Dalvanius Prime and the origin of the song “Poi E”, a ground-breaking fusion of 1980s pop and traditional Maori music. “Poi E”, composed by Dalvanius and Ngoingoi Pewhairangi and performed by the Patea Maori Club, remains the only song in Te Reo Maori to reach No 1 in the charts, over 30 years since its 1984 release.
|Release Date||20 October 2016|
|Running Time||1hr 33m|
|Rating||PG | Mild coarse language|
|Cast||Dalvanius Prime, Ngoingoi Pewhairangi, Patea Maori Club, Barletta Prime|
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