Interview series "The World Tomorrow" launches April 17
By Jenn Pelly on April 13, 2012 at 11:10 a.m.
In one of the most appropriate collaborations of our young decade, M.I.A. has teamed with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to compose original music for his new television show, "The World Tomorrow". The show's first episode airs Tuesday, April 17 on the English-language Russian station RT and will be available to watch online.
The show will feature interviews Assange has conducted over the past two months from his home in the English countryside, as he as been under house arrest. Twelve episodes have already been filmed. A press release notes the interviews highlight "the most interesting and controversial people alive in the world today," including "politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries" to present a "revolutionary spirit."
M.I.A. posted on Twitter today, "julian assange borrowed my computer last week , im still FREAKING OUT !!!!!"
Watch a promo for "The World Tomorrow" below and another clip at the program's website. Also below: M.I.A.'s visuals for the Vicki Leekx mixtape.