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Producers Lori Cheatle, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey


MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. Inspired by her roots, M.I.A. created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, Art school punk, hip-hop beats and the voice of multicultural youth. Never compromising, Maya kept her camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame grew and she rose to become one of the most provocative and divisive artists working in music today.

Matangi / MAYA / M.I.A. premiered in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.

About The Team

Steve Loveridge (Director) is a digital artist and filmmaker from London. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is his first documentary feature film.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. was financed and produced by Cinereach, in association with Hard Working Movies and Doc Society.