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2018, Sat, Aug 04

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

D: Steve Loveridge, USA/GB/SRL 2018, HD File, 97 min, OV eng.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. (Film still) | © Promo

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. (Film still) | © Promo

In the song Paper Planes gun shots can be heard as a refrain, in Borders she sings about Boat People and police violence. The texts and performances by the British musician and artist M.I.A. turn her rap etudes into political statements. Steve Loveridge’s haunting documentary, distilled from ten years and 700 hours of material, shows M.I.A., whose father belonged to the Tamil Tigers, above all in family and personal situations. Giving us a portrait of her as a passionate activist that seeks out controversy rather than shying away from it.