Sita Sings the Blues

Aditi Kapil isn’t the only contemporary female artist to re-imagine the Hindu epics and cosmology. One hallmark film of the past several years is Nina Paley’s SITA SINGS THE BLUES, which interprets the famous love story Ramayana (featured in the play BRAHMAN/I) side by side with the story of Paley’s own dissolving marriage. It contains lush visuals and music, and as a bonus, provides some pretty dope summaries and explanations of Hindu mythology.

Watch the whole thing, below, or download it via Paley’s website, HERE. Find out more about the storytelling, animation styles, and political complexities of this piece HERE.


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