Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
Student Verzió
Steve Loveridge
Sri Lanka, UK, USA
2018
95min
English, Tamil

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings spanning 22 years, the film chronicles a critically-acclaimed artist’s journey from refugee to pop star. As the daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, Matangi Arulpragasam had to hide from the government during a bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became a precocious and creative immigrant teen. Finally, she emerged on the global stage as M.I.A., having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art-school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Projections: 
11.13. Wednesday 19:00
Trafó
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.16. Saturday 20:45
Toldi - Small Hall
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Lori Cheatle
Andrew Goldman
Paul Mezey
Co-producer: 
Joshua Rappaport
Editor: 
Marina Katz
Gabriel Rhodes
Camera: 
Steve Loveridge
Music: 
Tracy McKnight
Production info: 
Cinereach
Distribution info: 
Dogwoof, Ana Vicente, ana@dogwoof.com, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QN, UK +442072536244, www.dogwoof.com