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Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

 

 

Original title:
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Slovenian title:
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Section:
PANORAMA

Country, year:
UK, USA, 2018
Length:
90

Directed by:
Steve Loveridge

Screenplay:
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Cinematography:
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Music:
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Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
English
Voting code:
M*
Cast:
Matangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - M.I.A.
Awards:
Sundance 2018 (Special Jury Prize), Berlinale 2018, IndieLisboa 2018, Sydney 2018


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 17:00 Linhart Hall
Fri, 9.11.2018 21:15 Kino Šiška Cinema
Fri, 16.11.2018 19:45 Kosovel Hall

Deli povezavo
Description:
A biographical portrait of controversial singer and pop icon Maya Arulpragasam, alias M.I.A.

Born in Sri Lanka in 1975 to the founder of the infamous Tamil independence movement, 'Maya' Arulpragasam fled to London with her mother at the age of nine and became a documentary filmmaker. Her return to Sri Lanka and her experiences with Sri Lanka's military regime have shaped her artistic and political sensitivities, and led to music with a strong activist flavour. Having signed a contract with XL Recordings, M.I.A. gradually acquired worldwide fame. However, her engaged political stance has been harshly criticised by mainstream media, making her an outsider to the world of popular culture. In making the film, the singer's close friend, Steve Loveridge, used archival material from the last twenty-two years, most of which was shot by Maya herself.

"I wanted to do something quite different from a traditional music doc. /.../ I was like, no. I want to make a film, an art-house documentary that goes out into documentary world, because I think of her story as a kind of socio-political document, as well as a really amazing biography of someone who's been on a much wider journey than just the fame trajectory." (Steve Loveridge)

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