24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
Producer and singer M. I. A., who is originally from Sri Lanka, covers the subjects of immigration, a non-Western view of Western society, and minority rights in her music. The film uses her personal video diary and comments on the frequent accusations that the identity of Maya Arulpragasam is partially a construct,
Steve Loveridge is Maya’s former classmate. The film, his debut, was made primarily from 700 hours of archival material that Maya gave him in 2013. The resulting film caused a controversy between him and the subject of his film.
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