The First M.I.A. Documentary Trailer is Here

The First M.I.A. Documentary Trailer is Here

Catch a glimpse into the hit film surrounding the rapper's life, her career, and the activism she continues to pursue through her music.

Catch a glimpse into the hit film surrounding the rapper's life, her career, and the activism she continues to pursue through her music.

Text: Lilly Pace

After being stuck in production for five years, M.I.A.'s documentary about her life and career will finally be released on September 28. The iconic pop-star will discuss her life as a Sri Lankan refugee and her rise to fame in the film. From immigrating to Britain due to Sri Lankan's civil war at 11 years old, to the worldwide Platinum success of "Paper Planes", to flashing the middle finger at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, M.I.A. reveals all intimate details of her life as Maya Arulpragasam.

The chilling first trailer features M.I.A., never one to shy away from speaking up about human rights, declaring "If you've got access to a microphone, please use it to say something", over background footage of personal phone and webcam recordings, childhood videos, and concert footage.

Directed by Stephen Loveridge, the film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.

Watch the first trailer for the eye-opening documentary below.

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