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Recommended On-Line Viewing: “Sita Sings the Blues”

8 January 2010

Nina Paley’s animated feature presents parallel stories: Sita’s and the filmmaker’s. Here’s a short synopsis from the Sita website:

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.”

The film has also been presented to the public free (though donations to cover the copyright cost of the music are welcomed) by Paley. Visit the website to read about Paley–and her film’s–journey and watch the film! (See the link under As Mentioned in the Post).

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