Winner World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival 2018
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States, 2018
Drawn from personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi – daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance. The world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.
Sundance Film Festival 2018
Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Stephen Loveridge is a digital artist and filmmaker from London. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is his first documentary feature film.
press for Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
"Inspires deep respect for the fierce and independent artist that is M.I.A., a person whose voice is necessary, now more than ever."- Los Angeles Times
"Breakneck and fascinating... Contextualizes M.I.A.'s combustible mix of music and activism"- NOW Magazine
"Fantastic and kinetic... not a normal pop documentary"- The Atlantic