Monday, April 20, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

Watch Sita Sings the Blues (video above), a delightful 1 hour and 20 minutes animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Synopsis: 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 e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy. 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 director of Sita Sings the Blues, US cartoonist and artist Nina Paley says, "I hereby give Sita Sings the Blues to you. Like all culture, it belongs to you already, but I am making it explicit with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes."

(via A Nutsell Review)

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