Sita Sings the Blues
2008. 84 min, animation, colour
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley 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 in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. 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."
Courageous, and inspiring, Sita Sings the Blues is Nina Payli’s personal take on the feminist critique hiding in the epilogue of Ramayana.
Co-presented with the New Moon Festival— a celebration of Asian Arts and Culture. The festival takes place Saturday September 26, 2009 in Dougal Park, Gibsons BC.
hosting provided by design by Billie Carroll