The Stephen Loveridge directed film, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last weekend.
Dhani Harrison collaborated with his Thenewno2 bandmate Paul Hicks to write the score.
The collaboration was revealed through a poster for the new film, recently shared via M.I.A’s Twitter account. See below:
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 21, 2018
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A has been thwarted with delays since it was first announced in 2012.
In 2013, Loveridge leaked a trailer and said he would rather “rather die” than complete it.
However, he backtracked that November, telling NME: “The documentary is definitely happening. I’m holed up a room in Tottenham Court Road cutting it. I didn’t fall out with Maya. She’s often a very complicated person to work with and a hard taskmaster, and we do fall out now and again, but on the documentary she’s been good as gold.”
Sundance’s synopsis for the doc teases: “Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.”
Last year, M.I.A was one of several British artists to urge fans to vote for Jeremy Corbyn.