MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
DIRECTOR: STEVE LOVERIDGE - PRODUCERS: LORI CHEATLE, ANDREW GOLDMAN, PAUL MEZEY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: PHILLIP ENGELHORN, MICHAEL RAISLER
EDITORS: MARINA KATZ, GABRIEL RHODES - MUSIC SUPERVISOR: TRACY McKNIGHT
COMPOSERS: DHANI HARRISON, PAUL HICKS
CINEREACH PRODUCTION in association with HARD WORKING MOVIES
Drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya and her closest friends over the last 22 years, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. captures Maya’s remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London to international popstar M.I.A. She created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled inspiration from every corner of her journey: a sonic sketchbook that blends Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats, and the voice of multicultural youth. Maya kept the camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame grew around the world. Filmmaker and longtime friend Steve Loveridge situates us inside the personal process of one of the most provocative artists working in music today.
"2018's most illuminating pop doc." - The Guardian
"This is not a normal pop documentary, because M.I.A. is not a normal pop star." - The Atlantic
"It's raw, rough, all over the place and completely uncensored -- in other words, a perfect image of the restlessly innovative singer." - Rolling Stone Magazine
WINNER: World Cinema Documentary Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
WINNER: Best Music Documentary IDA Awards
OPENING NIGHT FILM: New Directors/New Films