Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

Source: Google Video (Hi Res sources: WNET-13.org, Archive.org, MegaUpload, or BitTorrent file)

From Wikipedia:

Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated feature film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley (with the exception of some fight animation by Jake Friedman in the "Battle of Lanka" scene)[2] primarily using 2D computer graphics.

It intersperses events from an episode of the Ramayana, illustrated conversation between Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharing numerous themes.

In the Library:
  • Dehejia, Vidya. 1994. The Legend of Rama: artistic visions. Bombay: Marg Publications. [link: WorldCat]
  • Vālmīki, and Aubrey Menen. 1954. The Ramayana. C. Scribner. [link: WorldCat]
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