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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

2018
DIRECTOR: STEVE LOVERIDGE - PRODUCERS: LORI CHEATLE, ANDREW GOLDMAN, PAUL MEZEY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: PHILLIP ENGELHORN, MICHAEL RAISLER
EDITORS: MARINA KATZ, GABRIEL RHODES - 
COMPOSERS: DHANI HARRISON, PAUL HICKS
CINEREACH/HARD WORKING MOVIES CO-PRODUCTION

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 Stephen Loveridge situates us inside the personal process of one of the most provocative artists working in music today.

 

"Fascinating and insightful…an extraordinary 95-minute visual document that dives deep into the life of M.I.A."  - Billboard Magazine

“Fans will thrill to this readily distributable Sundance premiere” - Variety

“The excellent documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. clarifies what the controversial pop star was fighting for all along.” - The Atlantic

WINNER: World Cinema Documentary Jury Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
OPEN NIGHT FILM: New Directors/New Films