Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Director: Stephen Loveridge 2018 97 Minutes Ages 15+
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Fri 12 Jan
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 09:15pm 97mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Thu 18 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:00pm 97mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre

A Sundance award winner, Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. utilises M.I.A.’s personal video footage to bridge the gap between the musician’s global pop stardom and her activism on behalf of Sri Lanka’s Tamil people.

Emigrating from strife-ridden Sri Lanka to the UK as a young child, Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam’s first ambition was to become a documentary filmmaker. It was, however, as a hip-hop artist that she found critical acclaim though her album Arular 2005 and a Grammy nomination for the song ‘Paper Planes’. An eye-opening visit to her rural hometown in her early 20s fuelled not only her sonic eclecticism but also her engagement with global issues and her desire to effect social change through her music and activism.


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom, USA and Sri Lanka
Language:English and Tamil, with English subtitles
Director:Stephen Loveridge
Producer:Stephen Loveridge, Lori Cheatle, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment