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Jazz Film Fest: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Wed & Thu, June 19 & 20 / 9 pm
Sat, June 22 / 9 pm
Sun, June 23 / 7 pm
Directed by Steve Loveridge
2018, UK/USA/Sri Lanka, 96 min

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning film is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to rapper. She began as Matangi, daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance. 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.

Generously sponsored by TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and Brian Wolfe, RE/MAX Professionals.

Reviews

Part defiant portrayal of a woman, part autobiographical travelogue, part tale of a country in turmoil through the coming of age story of a young girl, and part meditation on creativity and self-hood.
– Katie Driscoll, Cine Vue
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