Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

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COMPLETED

Filmmaker: Steve Loveridge
Country: Sri Lanka / UK / USA
Length: 95 mins
Year: 2018
Format: HD


Sundance - Westwood

STORY

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A.

Never letting go of her roots, M.I.A. managed to create a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled inspiration from every corner of her journey; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, Art school punk, hip-hop beats and the voice of multicultural youth.

Never compromising, Maya kept her camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame grew and she rose to become one of the most provocative and divisive artists working in music today.


press

"It's a thrill" ★★★★ - The Guardian

"Lively" - Screen Daily

 


credits

Director: Steve Loveridge

Producers: Lori Cheatle, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey

Executive Producers: Philipp Engelhorn, Michael Raisler

Co Producer: Joshua Rappaport

Editors: Marina Katz, Gabriel Rhodes

Music Supervisor: Tracy McKnight


 

Awards

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award - Sundance 2018

 

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sundance Film Festival 2018 2018

Berlinale Film Festival - Panorama 2018

True/False Film Festival 2018

CPH:DOX 2018