From Refugee to Pop Star: Screening & Panel Discussion of Matangi/Maya/MIA


Join us for a screening and panel discuss of the documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. in celebration of International Women’s Day!



Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, 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.

Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.

Watch the trailer here!


*Entry is free of charge with a strongly suggested donation at the door to Refugee Women’s Network.

*Space is limited and registration is required to secure your spot!

*Paid parking will be available and Buckhead MARTA station is a 3-minute walk away from Serendipity Labs.

*Light refreshments and drinks will be served.


Date And Time

Thu, March 7, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

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Serendipity Labs

3550 Lenox Road Northeast

#21st floor

Atlanta, GA 30326

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