Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
D: Steve Loveridge, USA/GB/SRL 2018, HD File, 97 min, OV engl.
Intense documentary about the musician and activist M.I.A.
In the song Paper Planes gun shots can be heard as a refrain, in Borders she sings about boat people and police violence. The lyrics and performances by the British musician and artist M.I.A. turn her rap études 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; portraying her as a passionate activist who seeks out controversy rather than shying away from it.