Dir. Stephen Loveridge • 2018 • UK • Documentary • 96 mins • Cert 18
Matangi Arulpragasm (aka Maya to her friends, aka international superstar M.I.A. to most of the world) has been a huge force in music for decades now, but despite her public presence and outspoken nature she is still something of an enigma, guarded in her personal life.
Compiled by schoolfriend Stephen Loveridge by using her personal archive, an unbelievably rich trove of video shot by Maya over the course of her life, as the main source material, this raw and subjective record opens a window into the musician’s innermost reflections on art, politics and identity.
In partnership with Yalla Hub.
Yalla Hub is pleased to collaborate with Screen 25 in hosting a panel discussion following the screening of ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A’. The conversation will explore themes of migration, politicised identities and intersectional feminism, in context to experiences in the UK.
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