Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. @ Trafó Budapest, 26 March


Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. @ Trafó Budapest, 26 March
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings spanning 22 years, the film chronicles a critically-acclaimed artist’s journey from refugee to pop star.

As the daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, Matangi Arulpragasam had to hide from the government during a bloody civil war.

When her family fled to the UK, she became a precocious and creative immigrant teen.

Finally, she emerged on the global stage as M.I.A., having created a mash up, 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.

In English and in Tamil with Hungarian and English subtitles.
Place: Trafó Budapest
Address: 1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41.
Phone: +36 1 456 2040
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