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M.I.A. releases short film set to new music

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Back in May, M.I.A. posted a series of tweets about a music video she was told she couldn’t release “because it’s shot in Africa” — and a new version of that video might be out now.

Apple Music just debuted M.I.A.’s “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border,” a six-minute film filmed in India and Africa’s Ivory Coast set to “Warriors,” a track off 2013’s Matangi, and a new song titled “Swords.”

Although M.I.A. said the previously unreleased video was a “1 take shot of a dancer,” this one includes multiple shots of dozens of different dancers, meaning that this is either a completely different video than the one she was referring to or that they gave the first one a huge makeover. Watch below.