The Sitayana
May 1, 2005 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Sita Sings the Blues. Nina Paley's animated retelling of Sita's story from the Ramayana, with vocals by Annette Hanshaw (torrents here, via Boing Boing).
posted by homunculus (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This stuff is great. I'd considered putting a post together for it, but had other things distracting me. I wish I could make the screening tonight.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:13 AM on May 1, 2005

I really like this - I hope a full version gets made up, I'd like to see how it looks in the end.
posted by jeresig at 10:23 AM on May 1, 2005

Great find. Thanks.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 12:04 PM on May 1, 2005

Dhanyavad, homunculus
posted by infini at 12:22 PM on May 1, 2005

Wow... this is awesome. I've always loved Paley's work, and it's nice to see her finally getting a little more exposure.
posted by 40 Watt at 2:26 PM on May 1, 2005

Yay, I'm a big Nina Paley fan, so I'm extra excited about this. Thanks for the post!
posted by sninky-chan at 2:27 PM on May 1, 2005


There's also this kid's book on Hindu Gods from a Pixar guy--beautiful
posted by amberglow at 2:30 PM on May 1, 2005

I'm going to buy that book for my cousin. Thanks, amberglow. (I just hope my relatives don't consider me blasphemous for showing my cousin non-traditional views of an ancient religion.)
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:56 PM on May 1, 2005

I'm glad to see a sita's version of ramayana, because the injustice done to Sita in the original really challenged my sense of ethics. And led to my eventual agnosticism :)
posted by dhruva at 7:06 PM on May 1, 2005

Good to see somebody got around to doing this up as a FPP. (HandsofManos, HomonCulus - it's so hard to keep track.)

Anyway, thanks. Nina Paley deserves wider recognition/adulation. Power to the Paley!
posted by soyjoy at 9:22 PM on May 1, 2005

I always liked her comics, but this is amazing. I'm a big fan of Fliesher cartoons and Hindu Mythology, so this is right up my alley.
Great minimalist animation techniques too.

This reminds me somewhat of Tezuka's interpretation of the Buddha's life.
posted by oraknabo at 9:26 PM on May 1, 2005

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
posted by adzm at 12:05 AM on May 2, 2005

bahut achcha hai!

(now, to take another look when i have some sound!)
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:12 AM on May 2, 2005

Those cartoons are great. Good find homunculus.
posted by chunking express at 9:51 AM on May 3, 2005

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