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On 22, Sep 2018 | In 2018 | By New Generations
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
Saturday, 10th November 2018, 9:10 pm, Filmclub 813, Cologne
Saturday, 17th November 2018, 08:30 pm, Orfeos Erben, Frankfurt
Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist.
She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut and- paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.
Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI/ MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today. (Cinereach, Dogwoof)
Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
• Director and script: Steve Loveridge • USA/ Großbritannien/ Sri Lanka 2018 • 97 Min • English, Tamil with German subtitles • Featuring M.I.A • Music: M.I.AWebsite Film