An award winning Hawke's Bay filmmaker has shared Helen Clark's bid to become the first woman UN Secretary-General through a moving documentary.

Hawke's Bay is being treated to an advanced screening of Gaylene Preston's My Year with Helen tonight in support of Ikaroa-Rawhiti Labour MP Meka Whaitiri.

The documentary was first screened to a sold-out crowd at The Civic in Auckland during the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Ms Preston said she was looking forward to returning to Hawke's Bay and hoped she would get a similar response here.

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