Matangi / Maya / MIA
Saturday 18th August
The inspiring story of Maya, daughter of a Tamil revolutionary, who’s become a pop phenomenon with her special brand of political rap
Maya to her friends and M.I.A. to the world, she’s a self-proclaimed “problematic pop star” — innovative and provocative. Loveridge blends pre- and post-fame footage into a high-energy documentary portrait that channels its subject’s eclectic style. The result is a smart, lively investigation of M.I.A.’s own concerns: the lives of immigrants worldwide, the plight of Tamil people, and the question of whether pop stars can make effective activists.
"A treasure trove of intimate insights"
SIGHT AND SOUND
DIRECTOR: Steve Loveridge COUNTRY: UK,USA, Sri Lanka LANGUAGE: English and Tamil with English subtitles YEAR: 2018 RUN TIME 90 mins AUDIENCE: MA 15+