M.I.A. has shared the official trailer for her documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

The extraordinary rise of M.I.A., from refugee immigrant to pop star, was directed Steve Loveridge. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will hit UK theaters on September 21 and US theaters on September 28.


“She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka‚Äôs armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.”

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