Wow, this is just awesome.
Words By Emanuel Vinson
M.I.A. and GENER8ION’s new flick for “The New International Sound Pt. II” feels as big and tough as it sounds. It adapts footage from director Inigo Westmeier’s 2012 documentary Dragon Girls and pairs it with the Sri Lankan MC’s pounding sci-fi anthem from earlier this year. Whereas Dragon Girls focuses on the stories behind the young women training at China’s largest martial arts academy, the scenes here are all action. The strikingly clean visuals and sense of scale remind me of Ron Fricke’s epic ’round the world doc Samsara, which is never, ever a bad thing.
“The New International Sound Pt. II” comes from producer GENER8ION’s EP of the same name. Check it on iTunes.