Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. trailer: A profile of an indefinable artist

Yesterday M.I.A dropped a brief teaser for her upcoming documentary, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a film that has been in the works for quite some time. Footage was leaked 5 years ago when close friend, director Stephen Loveridge, disowned the project after pressure from Roc Nation/Interscope who wanted a completely different film.

Thankfully, new funding was found and he got to make the film he wanted, creating a personal profile of the rapper and popstar rather than just the standard behind-the-scenes music documentary. Although, upon first seeing it, Maya wasn't best pleased, telling Loveridge too much of her music had been sidelined. It has her full backing now, which is good to hear as it's a powerful documentary that traces the complex roots that were so important in making her the artist she is today.

The trailer for Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. has just landed so check it out above now.

The documentary chronicles the rise to fame of British musician M.I.A. starting with her immigration from Sri Lanka to England as a young girl. Maya Arulpragasam is not only a musician who has been nominated for numerous awards, but she is also an activist, style icon and, in the wake of an era striving for better representation and diversity, she is an important and timely voice.

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge's documentary is a personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. lands in UK cinemas on September 21st 2018.

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