MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
"People have always mixed and moved and interesting things happen because of it."
September 4th // 7PM-10PM // Club SAW
Join us as we wrap up our Plan F series with a free screening of Steve Loveridge's extraordinary documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. We welcome all to join us as we celebrate Plan F which commenced in honour of International Womxn’s day, this past March. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege over the past several months getting to meet, engage and work with so many inspiring, talented womxn in our community.
A startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s 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.