Spike Jonze Spends Saturday With M.I.A

Sri Lanka’s finest. Part 1 of 6.

VBS.TV launches a new series by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Jonze this week with his video diary of a lovely day spent in London with M.I.A.

In this 6-part episode, Spike, Maya Arulpragasam (a.k.a. M.I.A) and a handicam, travel around London talking about everything from immigration and the third world to iPod battles and Maya’s new haircut, which was given to her by a ketamine-addled Polish man. Spike and Maya also make a visit to her friend Afrikan Boy (the first signing to her new Zig-Zag record label) in the council estates of Woolwich, south London, and later have a dance-off in the street outside Maya’s house.

This is a totally personal and frank video portrait is in which two good friends catch-up on their current news and gossip. Spike, who is the Creative Director of VBS.TV, continues this series with an equally candid profile of Kanye West next week.

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