Steve Loveridge -
Currently directing feature-length documentary on M.I.A.
  • sac41 asked a question 2 weeks ago
    sac41 could you please post your background img?

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  • vandlo reblogged a photo post 2 weeks ago



    M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

    This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

    Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

    It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

    The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

    What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

    The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

    It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

    It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

    White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

    Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

    People seriously need to learn some history.
    THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

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  • vandlo published a video post 2 weeks ago

    Just found this footage of M.I.A. in 2001, in Sri Lanka and noticed how many swastikas.

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  • czzzzr asked a question 1 month ago
    czzzzr why did MIA shut down her arular / kala / MAYA /vickileekx websites.... like i wasnt done gif-ing everything. bring them back or else (ill cry)!

    I asked her yesterday and she said they just disappeared offline one day. She said she’d look into it… x

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  • Anonymous asked a question 1 month ago
    Anonymous If M.I.A. Hadn't known Justine would she still manage to get a record deal?

    Yes and no. I think XL signed Maya purely based on her talent and her demo tape, rather than any networking or anything, but if she’d never met Justine she would not have thought of making music - I think she would have stuck to art and film.

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  • Anonymous asked a question 1 month ago
    Anonymous What's the duration of the documentary?

    today it is 2hrs 9 minutes, but there’s still work to do, so the final duration will probably be different…

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