Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
- US / UK
- Directed by: Stephen Loveridge
- Cast: Maya Arulpragasam
- UK release: 21 September 2018
Documentary about rapper M.I.A., aka Maya Arulpragasam, from her formative years on a London council estate to the present. Loveridge shows how Maya’s rap persona was born in part of her immigrant status and guilt about family members left to face the violence in Sri Lanka, and the film conveys the passion that fuels the artist’s work.
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Reviews & features
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.17 Sep 2018
M.I.A. is the fascinating focus of an intimate documentary helmed by her friend Stephen Loveridge
Stephen Loveridge's debut feature is a fascinating and intimate portrait of his close friend Maya Arulpragasam, otherwise known as the rapper M.I.A. He takes the viewer through her evolution from a kid on a London council estate who loved to dance to…
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