Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her 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 bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A.