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Winner of a Special Jury Award at Sundance, this documentary is part autobiographical travelogue, part tale of a country in turmoil, part meditation on creativity and selfhood, and an all-round energetic, up-close portrait of the Sri Lankan musician and force of nature. She began as Matangi, daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance. As a refugee in London, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager. And then she emerged on the global stage as the rapper M.I.A. Always uncompromising, she kept her camera rolling throughout—and her never-before-seen cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years is at the center of the film, which “inspires deep respect for the fierce and independent artist she is.” (LA Times)

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2019: Music Films, Old and New series.

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