Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

V' 18

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Steve Loveridge
USA/GB/Sri Lanka, 2018
Features, 98min, OmeU

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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Steve Loveridge
USA/GB/Sri Lanka, 2018
Features, 98min, OmeU

So
04
Nov
21:00
Gartenbaukino
Di
06
Nov
23:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Mit: 
Matangi Arulpragasm (M.I.A)
Ton: 
Tracy McKnight
Kamera: 
Graham Boonzaaier
Catherine Goldschmidt
Matt Wainwright
Schnitt: 
Marina Katz
Gabriel Rhodes
Musik: 
Dhani Harrison
Paul Hicks
Produktion: 
Cinereach
Hard Working Movies
Doc Society
Weltvertrieb: 
Dogwoof
Verleih in Österreich: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Farbe

M.I.A. – das ist Matangi „Maya“ Arulpragasam, Rap- und Hip-Hop-Ikone, aber auch Tochter des Gründers der Tamil Tigers und Politaktivistin für die verfolgte tamilische Minderheit in Sri Lanka. Tonfetzen und Text, Sounds und Beats fusionieren bei M.I.A. zu einem Londoner (post)migrantischen Mix, der einfährt – hochpolitisch nachdenklich und zugleich roh und ungehobelt. Kongenial und überaus kurzweilig collagiert Loveridge Bildmaterial aus 22 Jahren – Home Movies, Handyvideos, Musikclips – zum nachdrücklichen Porträt einer Musikerin zwischen Provokation und Starruhm. (Barbara Kronsfoth)

In Anwesenheit von Steve Loveridge.

 

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is not your ordinary portrait of a music star because M.I.A. is not your average pop culture phenomenon. She is a child from Sri Lanka, an immigrant growing up in Great Britain, a music video reformer, an icon, a political voice and activist, the pulsating rhythm of streets at night, an aspiring documentary director, a performer, a refugee, a reader of Frantz Fanon, a mother, an experimental provocatrix, a lover, the daughter of a terrorist. She is “fucking popular”. She embraces and resists. The film shows all of that. We are invited to move our bodies and care. However, this is only half the truth. Matangi is also a vulnerable human being full of doubts, a posh rapper living the high life while identifying with the image of a poor Tamil, a clever and ambitious pioneer of self management. She is full of contradictions. Out of the 700 hours of footage the artist gave to him, director Steve Loveridge distills an intimate origin story of a woman between the Western pop world and her roots in Sri Lanka. Through his affirmative approach delicate secrets are revealed. Still the film does not take the magic out of M.I.A. but adds more layers to a defining artist of her generation. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Steve Loveridge.

Steve Loveridge: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY (2002, K)