Maya Arulpragasam, known as British-Sri Lankan musician M.I.A., isn’t like many of today’s artists.
With a background full of struggle, survival and strength, Arulpragasam wanted to share her story with the world in her long-awaited documentary, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. In the freshly released trailer, she immediately draws the audience in by beginning to unravel her intense story of being a in the middle of a war zone, being a refugee, and how her music gave her a voice and ability to speak for all of those who can’t.
The documentary is directed by Stephen Loveridge and scored by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison, and was premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it proceeded to win. It is set to hit U.K. theaters on Sept. 21, and U.S. theaters Sept. 28.