02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII


Schedule: 04 August, 20:00, Lumbardhi Outdoor | 11 August, 16:00, DokuKino


Sri Lanka/UK/USA, 2018, 95 min

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm 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. Inspired by her roots, M.I.A. created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled 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.

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Stephen Loveridge is a digital artist and filmmaker from London. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is his first documentary feature film.
Berlinale 2018. CPH:DOX 2018. Hot Docs 2018. True/False FF 2018. BAFICI 2018. World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award - Sundance 2018. Indiemusic Schweppes Award – IndieLisboa 2018.
Ground Floor, 19-23 Ironmonger Row
London, EC1V 3QN, UK
+44 207 253 6244
04 August, 20:00, Lumbardhi Outdoor 11 August, 16:00, DokuKino
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