Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pure Inspiration: Sita Sings the Blues


Sita Sings the Blues is a quirky animated feature film that combines elements of Bollywood, 1920/30's Blues music and the Hindi folk tale, the Ramayana. The creative animation, the jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, and the hilarious narration make for a surprisingly original and enjoyable movie. The movie is the creation of the brilliant Nina Paley. Sita Sings the Blues is more than just a bit of whimsy. It's a cleverly disguised cautionary tale about the role of women in relationships. I really enjoyed it! The movie is in the creative commons and can be watched free online. It's worth it. Thank you Nina for this work of genius!


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