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VIDEO: New Clip Revealed Off Upcoming MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A Documentary


A new clip from the forthcoming documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A has been revealed. "The Recording" premiered yesterday via Pitchfork.

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A is set for release on September 28 in NORTH AMERICA (September 21 in the UK). It traces the extraordinary life of musician M.I.A from refugee to pop star. Activist, mother, and style icon Maya Arulpragasam has been nominated for an Academy Award® (for Slumdog Millionaire), a Grammy Award and The Mercury Prize. Raised in Sri Lanka, an 11-year-old Arulpragasam immigrated to the U.K. with her mother and siblings to escape the violence of Civil War. Hers is an inspiring story of identity, creativity and resilience. Drawn from a cache of never-before-seen personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge's MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is an intimate and eye-opening profile of M.I.A.'s remarkable trajectory from young Tamil refugee to global pop star.

The film originally premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award, and has since screened at festivals across the U.S. including opening New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and internationally at Berlin International Film Festival, Hotdocs and beyond. The film is scored by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. was produced by Cinereach (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beach Rats), in association with Lori Cheatle of Hard Working Movies (KIKI, I Am Another You) and Doc Society.

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