Boudica Presents: MATANGI/Maya/M.I.A Film Screening & pre-meet
Sunday 13 October 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free for Boudica Ticket Holders / £3 On the door without
The Tin At The Coal Vaults
5pm – 6pm Boudica Festival Pre-meet – FREE
Come and meet others attending in the festival. Talk to the organisers and get inside info on line-up, times and plans for the event. If there is a call for it, we will be launching a solo festival goer Facebook group where people can meet and chat before the event and for future events.
6.30pm MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. Film Screening – FREE to Boudica Festival Ticket holders or £3 for those without.
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is 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.
“AS HUMANS, WE DON’T USE OUR PAST AND OUR HISTORY TO WORK OUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT OUR ROLE IS IN THE PRESENT. AND IF YOU CAN’T USE THE PAST TO DEFINE YOUR PRESENT, THEN IT SHOULD NOT BE AN ELEMENT THAT HOLDS BACK THE FUTURE.” M.I.A. INTERVIEW WITH GUARDIAN GUIDE