She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014). Elle décide de partir seule à la rencontre d'autres dieux, et chante ses aventures et ses émotions. [40] She also wrote "Understanding Free Content", an illustrated guide to the idea of free content. Boulder International Film Festival, Feb 2009. Livraison gratuite (voir cond.). The 3½ minute film was a considerable success at festivals and resulted in an invitation to the Sundance Film Festival. It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshawand scenes from the artist's own life. Nina Paley Paley’s award-winning 2009 animated musical interpretation of the Hindu epic Ramayana has earned widespread critical praise, a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes, and continued places on best-of lists. Sita in Paley’s film plays an entirely different role under her own personalized image. I made "Sita Sings the Blues." The whole film is split into four different segments that are interwoven around one another. The film uses several different styles of animation to separate and identify the parallel narratives. Why are you interested in the Ramayana? [10], Without a distributor, Nina Paley was unable to pay the approximately $220,000 that the copyright holders originally demanded. The slick, bold style – driven by digital animation software – is at odds with the somewhat rustic quality of the old musical recordings but allows close synchronization with the vocals. Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s… Country: Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, USA. Mercredi 24 octobre 2018, 15h00 - Salle Georges Franju → 16h25 (82 min) Sita chante le blues (Nina Paley / Etats-Unis-Inde / 2008 / 82 … Having earned the right to any single favor by saving the Dasharatha's life, Kaikeyi attempts to secure her own son's inheritance over the eldest and favorite, Rama, by ordering him banished from the court. L’artiste Nina Paley, à la fois illustratrice et animatrice, s’est amusée à créer un clip musical rythmé à la perfection qui met en scène des sculptures anciennes. [24] The film also holds a score of 94 on the review aggregator website Metacritic based on 11 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim". I'm an artist, animator and Free Culture activist. Des dizaines de courts métrages dont ‘Cancer’ ou ‘I (Heart) my Cat’ naissent de son engouement. [11], During this period of this time, Paley also contributed several comic strips for the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, of which she is a member and occasional spokesperson. Like all culture, it belongs to you already, but I am making it explicit with a Creative … In addition to the central numbers recorded by Hanshaw, music was provided by Rohan, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Nik Phelps, Todd Michaelsen, and Reena Shah of the duo My Pet Dragon and by Pierre-Jean Duffour, composer and musician for the band Masaladosa. Hindu groups protest the screening of 'Sita Sings the Blues' - The Times of India, A Filmmaker’s ‘Blues’ Prompts Traditionalists To See Red, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sita_Sings_the_Blues&oldid=1004985416, Annecy Cristal for a Feature Film winners, Articles with dead external links from October 2015, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2020, Articles with dead external links from July 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Athens International Film Festival, Sept. 2008, Best Script Award, Greece. Sita chante le blues de Nina Paley... Sita, déesse indienne et épouse dévouée, est répudiée par son mari, Rama. Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues. [21][33], Since 2009 she is an artist-in-residence at the non-profit organization QuestionCopyright.org,[20] which includes running the projects "Minute Memes" and the "Sita Distribution Project". Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Years later, Rama overhears their hymns of adoration to their father and locates their dwelling. It brings together four entirely separate elements and combines them into a great whimsical chord... To get any film made is a miracle. Nina uses Indian epic and Sanskirt writing to connect societal emotions and promoting the significance of a woman's life. In the company of ascetics owned by the Sage Valmiki, she gives birth to her twin sons, Lava and Kusha and raises them to love and praise their absent father. 2 talking about this. Combining animation styles with immature purposes of speculation and commentary biased towards the perspective of women rather than discussing the societal and cultural … [2] She is perhaps best known for creating the animated feature film Sita Sings the Blues, based on the Ramayana, with parallels to her personal life. Le vidéoclip raconte l’histoire d’un couple qui s’éloigne tout en vivant sous le même toit. In 2018, she completed her second animated feature, Seder-Masochism, a retelling of the Book of Exodus as patriarchy emerging from goddess worship. The demon king Ravana, encouraged by his spiteful ogress sister, Shurpanakha, hears of Sita's beauty and determines to kidnap her. Full Interview. 2 talking about this. "[30], When the San Jose Museum of Art screened the film, a protestor said: "I'm very angry about this film and feel very humiliated by the portrayal of Lord Ram in this very perverted way...negative portrayals of Hinduism cause discrimination and religious intolerance. The plot joins the legend at the exile of the prince Rama from the kingdom of Ayodhya, at the behest of king Dasharatha's favorite queen, Kaikeyi. He sends a golden hind, Maricha, past their dwelling to distract Rama, who tries to impress Sita by hunting the hind into the woods. [17] The freely downloaded files counted as "promotional copies" and were exempt from payments to the copyright holders of the songs.[1]. Ravana is slain and Sita is restored to her husband, although he expresses serious doubts concerning her fidelity during her confinement. In 1988, Paley moved to Santa Cruz, California, and began to write and draw the strip Nina's Adventures. Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, and Manish Acharya provided the voices for three silhouettes, traditional Indian shadow puppets. Episodes set to certain songs performed by jazz singer Annette Hanshaw are visualized, with Sita as the singing performer, using the strikingly modern technique of vector graphic animation. When you see Sita rising from the ocean on a lotus, you are struck by her beauty and the sheer limpid depths of her eyes. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Photograph by Ian Akin In 1988, at the tender age of 20, I left my hometown of Urbana, IL, for Santa Cruz California to fulfill a naive dream of becoming a new-age, crystal-wielding hippie. She was the artist and often the writer of the comic strips Nina's Adventures and Fluff, but most of her recent work has been in animation. However, controversy over the film was immediately sparked as certain Hindu groups accused the European-American woman of appropriating Indian culture. 5 mins read. Tiburon International Film Festival, March 2009. Three bickering shadow puppets with Indian accents act as comic narrators as these old and new […] "Sita Sings the Blues" is an animated feature (72 minutes) based on Sita's adventures in the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana. "[32] However, in an interview with India-West, she did acknowledge that Lord Ram is not depicted well in the film. To the extent possible under law, Nina Paley has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Sita Sings the Blues.This work is published from: United States. The finished work premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2008[18][19] and had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2008. Sita est l'épouse du dieu Rama, qui l'abandonna, comme le raconte le Ramayana. [3] They provide context and commentary for the story, which has innumerable incarnations and regional variations. Ms. Paley did everything in “Sita” — an amazingly eclectic, 82-minute tour de force — by herself. It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. Nina Paley has created a very original story, connecting a 2,000 year-old Indian myth to a 1920s blues singer, and then connecting them both to her highly personal yet timeless struggle with abandonment and unrequited love. Aided by the monkey prince Hanuman, Rama eventually discovers Sita's location and brings the monkey army to assist in her rescue. The Story of Sita Sita is born directly from the Earth and found by King Janaka, who recognizes her "celestial beauty" and determines her bride price to be her suitor's "manliness." Bewildered by his callous indifference to their separation, Nina sublets their apartment, leaves their beloved cat behind, and joins her husband in India. Gotham Independent Film Awards, Dec 2008. Update Nov. 2010: Check out my new comic strip Mimi & Eunice!. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 32 reviews, with an 8.27/10 review average. She added to the source: "No one has to like it. Genre: … × Based on a work at www.sitasingstheblues.com . Nina Paley's creation of the Ramayana, while adapting Sita Sings the Blues, 2008, incorporates critical aspects vital in society. Nina Paley is an animat... "Sita Sings the Blues" is based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana". and walks on her pregnant stomach…. In 1991, she illustrated The Santa Cruz Haggadah[9] and moved to San Francisco. Nina Paley, Director: Sita Sings the Blues. An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. The scene "This Land Is Mine" was first posted in 2012, and by 2014 had received 10 million views. Nina Paley est une dessinatrice et animatrice américaine née le 3 mai 1968 à Urbana dans l'État de l'Illinois aux États-Unis.. Alors qu'elle est largement connue comme artiste et souvent en tant qu'auteur de Nina's Adventures, Fluff, et The Hots, ses récentes productions sont du domaine de l'animation notamment Sita Sings the Blues (Sita chante le blues). [16] The film was screened at more than 150 film festivals globally[20] and was broadcast on PBS in New York City. Unable to return to either Trivandrum or San Francisco, she moved to Brooklyn, New York. WNET broadcast the film on March 7, 2009. [13], In 2012, Paley posted an animation to Vimeo titled This Land Is Mine depicting the Middle East conflicts over history; it was named a Staff Pick. Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. The production was largely completed by Nina Paley, with support from Jake Friedman in the "Battle of Lanka" scene,[7] primarily using 2D computer graphics and Flash Animation. While she was visiting New York City on business concerning her third comic strip, The Hots, her husband terminated their marriage. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharing numerous themes. Reena Shah contributed the voice of the Sita character, in addition to choreographing and performing the dance sequences rotoscoped by Paley for the animation. She was previously married to Liam. Nina Paley, Director: Sita Sings the Blues. Sita est une belle déesse indienne mais qui vit de nombreux tourments avec son mari, le dieu Rama. [49][50], In 2011, she began making art quilts. The film can also be rented via DVD on Netflix as of March 17, 2010. Paley released her first feature, Sita Sings the Blues, for free to the public in March 2009 under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license, dedicating it to the public domain 5 years later. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. 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Author Nina Paley Posted on May 22, 2008 May 22, 2008 Categories Animation, art, Ego, festivals, film, Publicity Bitch, Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues 8 Comments on Press for Success “a tiny slice of the world” Apparently an American distributor rejected Sita Sings the Blues because, culturally, … [34] "Minute Memes"[35] is a series of short ("one-minute") video "memes" made by Paley about copyright restrictions and artistic freedom. Search results for "Nina Paley" BluRay Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014) Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014) BluRay. Largely for music, copyright clearance and distribution. Elle décide de partir seule à la rencontre d'autres dieux, et chante ses aventures et ses émotions. Sita chante le blues, un film de Nina Paley | Synopsis : Sita, déesse indienne et épouse dévouée, est répudiée par son mari, Rama. Ottawa International Animation Festival, Sept. 2008. "[28], The blog Sepia Mutiny reviewed the film noting that it has "lovely, highly stylized characters" and that Paley stayed "reasonably faithful" to the original story. Next to her is a whimsical peacock fueled record player, the bird’s beak scratching out the most beautiful music from this to which Sita gently gyrates. The graphics are splendid and her time is nearly flawless. Paley plans to make money through voluntary payments, ancillary products, sponsorships, the aforementioned limited DVD sales, and possibly other methods.[1]. Prix Tournage for Best American Feature Film, Honorable Mention for Best Animated Feature, Grand Prix Z Télé, Grand Prize chosen by the public, "First Mention" (runner-up), Feature Films, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, Archie Award for Best First Time Director, Signis Award, Best Film of the Official Competition, Analysis of different variations of the Ramayana. Distressed and disappointed by Rama's actions during her reunion with Rama, Sita prays to the earth goddess, Bhumi-Devi, to swallow her as final proof of her purity and devotion, and the prayer is duly answered, despite the pleas of Rama and Lakshman. As of 2018, Paley has created two animated feature films. [4] Her family was Jewish. Speech is enacted by alternating the set pose of the face with a slightly liquified version where the jaw is lower. In April 2009, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti started a petition calling for a complete ban on the movie and initiation of legal action against all those who have been involved in its production and marketing, believing its portrayal of the Ramayana to be offensive, with some members going so far as to call it "a derogatory act against the entire Hindu community. [15] She has also taught in the Design and Technology section of Parsons, part of The New School.[16]. Paley distributes much of her work, including Nina’s Adventures, Fluff, and all the original work in Sita Sings The Blues, under a copyleft license. She accompanies Rama back to the palace and soon falls pregnant. In 2002, Paley moved to Trivandrum, India, where her husband had taken a job. Sad and alone, she stays in New York, finding comfort in a new cat and her study of the Ramayana. Sita remains staunchly devoted to Rama and refuses to entertain the idea; Ravana sets a deadline for the ultimatum and Sita waits faithfully for Rama to rescue her. [31], Prior to the theatrical release of the film, Paley uploaded selected scenes for viewing on YouTube and Vimeo. The most notable entry she produced on this subject was The Stork, in which the natural environment is bombed to destruction by storks dropping bundled babies. La vidéo animée a été réalisée par l’artiste et activiste américaine Nina Paley, celle à qui l’on doit « Sita Sings the Blues ». Sita Sings the Blues is a very independent animated film that portrays a portion of the Hindu epic the Ramayana.It was created by Nina Paley, and the film is, remarkably, almost a solo effort. IMDb: 7.1. Synopsis. Nina Carolyn Paley[1] (born May 3, 1968) is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. In an episode taken from the director's own life,[2] animator Nina Paley starts the film living happily in a San Francisco apartment with her husband and cat. Namaste Sita ! The Rajput style of brush painting was principally enacted on manuscripts and commonly employed in the telling of epics such as the Ramayana. 3 talking about this. Her personal crisis caused her to see more deeply into the Ramayana, the Indian epic, which she had encountered in India, and motivated her to produce a short animation which combines an episode from the Ramayana with a torch song recorded in 1929 by Annette Hanshaw, "Mean To Me". Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. [37] Subsequent animations in this series are "All Creative Work Is Derivative",[38] EFF Tribute[39] and "Credit is Due: The Attribution Song". Nina Paley : œuvres (2 ressources dans data.bnf.fr) Œuvres audiovisuelles (y compris radio) (2) Sita chante le blues (2012) Sita chante le blues (2008) Voir aussi. In her two longest works of animation – Sita Sings the Blues (2008) and Seder Masochism (2018, currently on the festival circuit) – Nina Paley turns her sharp wit and prodigious artistic talent to two of the most significant stories of antiquity in order to draw out the thornier issues of gender, culture, and religion that continue to have implications for the … She saw in the tale of Ramayana, which the film juxtaposes with the story of Nina’s own divorce, “the greatest break-up story ever told.”The film tells the tragic story of Sita, who was first kidnapped … [41], In 2010 she started a new comic strip Mimi & Eunice, highlighting intellectual property problems and paradoxes. "Sita's free: Landmark copyleft animated film is now licensed CC0", "Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear", "Nina Paley's Epic Breakups: Good Women Done Wrong in India". Nina Paley’s film “Sita Sings the Blues” reveals the culture and values conveying a message of art across cultures and generations. To conceive of a film like this is a greater miracle. I'm an artist, animator and Free Culture activist. Eventually, a fee of $50,000 was negotiated. Nina (the filmmaker Nina Paley herself) is an artist who discovers parallels to her own life in Sita's story when her husband - in India on a work assignment - decides to end their marriage via email. It is astonishingly original. [24], In 2011 she began work on a project called Seder-Masochism,[6] an animated film about The Exodus, showing the rise of patriarchy and the fall of goddess worship. [8] She illustrated a "History of the North Pole" comic in collaboration with University High School history teacher Chris Butler, and attended the University of Illinois, studying art for two years before dropping out. "[31], Nina Paley expressed surprise at the adverse reaction, saying "I thought it might be a bit controversial, but I wasn’t fully aware of how art and artists are major targets of some right-wing nationalist groups in India. Many of the episodes appeared in animation festivals. Next to her is a whimsical peacock fueled record player, the bird’s beak scratching out the most beautiful music from this to which Sita gently gyrates. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. I'm an artist, animator and Free Culture activist. Film Independent's Spirit Awards, Feb 2009, Cairo International Film Festival for Children, March 2009, Jury's Special Mention, Cairo, Egypt. Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, April 2009. Dear Audience, I hereby give Sita Sings the Blues to you. De Nina Paley – fiction – 81 min 31 – 2008 – CC0. Le clip animé a été réalisé par Nina Paley à qui l’on doit “Sita Sings the Blues” et bien d’autres productions récompensées à l’international. 85 min. Based on a work at www.sitasingstheblues.com. Nina (la réalisatrice elle-même) dresse un parallèle entre sa vie et celle de Sita quand son propre mari, installé en Inde, met fin à leur mariage par e … 2014. Nina Paley, a syndicated comic-strip artist, has taken three thematic elements and woven them together in a bright, colorful 2-D animated feature about heartbreak. The smooth, repetitive, side-scrolling movement affects assists in suspending the musical episode from the more consistent narrative plot. Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 American animated musical romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley. Author Nina Paley Posted on February 17, 2021 Categories art, awesome, creativity, design, Free Culture, work-in-progress 1 Comment on Mystic Symbolic: the developening Parallel Lines Finally I can share this animated video I made back in October, in … She expanded it into a feature-length treatment of the Ramayana focused on Rama's wife, Sita, using a variety of animation styles and techniques. Retrouvez infos & avis sur une large sélection de DVD & Blu-ray neufs ou d'occasion. Partisane de la gestion individuelle, la réalisatrice a choisi de diffuser son film sous licence libre… Author Nina Paley Posted on January 18, 2013 January 18, 2013 Categories copyleft, copywrong, Free Culture, freedom, grief, Sita Sings the Blues 46 thoughts on “Ahimsa: Sita Sings the Blues now CC-0 “Public Domain”” In his absence, Ravana abducts Sita and demands that she submit to him on pain of death. Nina Paley’s Path to “Sita Sings the Blues” a long article by Ed Liu for ToonZone. Portrayals and interpretations of Sita have become a lightning-rod for controversy in the current political climate. Upon her arrival, he appears deeply unenthusiastic to be reunited and demonstrates neither affection nor sexual interest. The film captures the darker side of Sita’s life and portrays her crying for her fate. The Ramayana of Valmiki is an epic poem portraying the ideal relationship between Rama and Sita. [10][11], Beginning in 2002, Paley focused her work on the controversial subject of population growth. The film uses a pared-down adaptation of the legend that retains many of its finer details while adopting a perspective sympathetic towards Sita; in the director's words, the film is "a tale of truth, justice and a woman’s cry for equal treatment."[2]. Sita Sings the Blues is Nina Paley’s creative interpretation of the Hindu epic, The Ramayana. In June of 2002 I moved to Trivandrum, Kerala, India, to be with my (American) husband who'd taken a … Full Interview. Rama overhearing one of his subjects beating and ejecting an unfaithful consort (claiming he is no Rama to accept and forgive her unfaithfulness), he reluctantly orders his brother Lakshman to abandon Sita in the forest. They link episodes of the Ramayana with a lively, unscripted discussion of their personal impressions and knowledge of the epic. Predominantly an exercise in style, Sita Sings the Blues is, at the end of the day, a mockery towards a fruitful Indian tale about gender inequality and injustice. Paley recreates the role of Sita and displays her in pain through her crying. L'extraordinaire parallèle entre 2 époques, 2 femmes, 2 cultures, admirablement animé par la dessinatrice américaine Nina Paley. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Indianapolis International Film Festival, July 2009, This page was last edited on 5 February 2021, at 11:04. Although anyone is free to distribute the film, distributors who do so while giving a part of the profits to the artist can get the artist's endorsement and use the "creator-endorsed" logo on their promotional materials. She was previously married to Liam. [5][6] Her father was a mathematics professor at the University of Illinois and was mayor of Urbana for a term in the early 1970s. Nina Carolyn Paley (born May 3, 1968) is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. [32], Because of obstacles in clearing the rights to Hanshaw's recordings for the Sita Sings the Blues, Paley took active part in the free culture movement. After a month of no contact, he calls to inform his wife that the contract has been extended another year. In the film, they serve as a more traditional style of dramatic narrative, although the dialogue is frequently ironic, inappropriately modern, or otherwise humorous. The song sung in the honey rich, plaintive voice of Annette Hanshaw, the … [7], She attended local elementary and high schools, graduating from University High School in 1986. She was the artist and often the writer of the comic strips Nina's Adventures and Fluff, but most of her recent work has been in animation. In 2002, she wrote and directed Fetch!, a humorous short cartoon feature based on a variety of optical illusions, which has enjoyed popularity ever since. Thus she is wed to Rama, with whom she falls in love at first sight. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. [4], The voices are clearly contemporary and somewhat irreverent, unlike their visualisations, which further establishes the theme of contrast between "ancient tragedy and modern comedy";[5] Chhaya Natak shadow theatre, for example, was commonly used in retellings of the Ramayana.[6]. [29][30] In Poland, the film was screened at the ANIMATOR film festival where it was chosen by the audience as the festival's best feature-length animated film. Big Long Nina Paley Biography - October 2005 Nina navigates the NY Subway. It's amazing that she persuades the audience to care about the fate of a 2,000 mythical character, Sita… Nina Paley est une dessinatrice et animatrice américaine née le 3 mai 1968 à Urbana dans l'État de l'Illinois aux États-Unis.. Alors qu'elle est largement connue comme artiste et souvent en tant qu'auteur de Nina's Adventures, Fluff et The Hots, ses récentes productions sont du domaine de l'animation notamment Sita Sings the Blues (Sita chante le blues). [25], Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times enthused, "I am enchanted. She wrote and performed the song "Copying Isn't Theft" meant to be freely remixed by other people,[36] with the animated clip issued as Minute Meme #1. Nina Paley was born on May 3, 1968 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. [23] The New York Times review of Sita described it as "ambitious and visually loaded" and the film was named a NYT Critic's Pick. [2], She has published much of her work, including Nina’s Adventures, Fluff, and all original work in Sita Sings The Blues, under a copyleft licence. She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014). I'm an artist, animator and Free Culture activist. Valmiki’s Ramayana is often held up as a standard for comparison, but few are familiar with his original text. After pouring three years of her life into making the film, and having great success with audiences at festival screenings, she now can’t distribute it, because of music licensing issues: the film uses songs recorded in the late 1920’s by singer Annette Hanshaw, and although the recordings are out of copyright, the compositions themselves are still restricted. Restored to her husband had taken a job aventures et ses émotions extended year. 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