An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. 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. In June of 2002 I moved to Trivandrum, Kerala, India, to be with my (American) husband who'd taken a … [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. Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues 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. As of 2018, Paley has created two animated feature films. [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. Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma, Oct. 2008, Leeds International Film Festival, Nov. 2008, Golden Owl Competition - Special Mention, UK. Des dizaines de courts métrages dont ‘Cancer’ ou ‘I (Heart) my Cat’ naissent de son engouement. 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. "[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. I am swept away. To conceive of a film like this is a greater miracle. The 3½ minute film was a considerable success at festivals and resulted in an invitation to the Sundance Film Festival. Retrouvez les 9 critiques et avis pour le film Sita chante le blues, réalisé par Nina Paley avec les voix de Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya Aided by the monkey prince Hanuman, Rama eventually discovers Sita's location and brings the monkey army to assist in her rescue. "[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. 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 … "[27], Although The Hollywood Reporter declared the film to be "a rather rarified effort that will probably appeal more to adults than to children," it described it as "charming" and commented that, "Arriving amidst a tidal wave of overblown and frequently charmless big studio efforts, "Sita Sings the Blues" is a welcome reminder that when it comes to animation bigger isn't necessarily better. Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. [14], Between projects, Paley has worked as a freelance director at Duck Studios in Los Angeles. Sita lacks satisfaction and happiness that she had in the epic poem. "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". [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 – 1 h 22 - VOST Sita est une belle déesse indienne qui connaît de nombreux tourments avec son mari, le dieu Rama. [44], Though of Jewish ancestry, Paley is an atheist as was her father. [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. Indianapolis International Film Festival, July 2009, This page was last edited on 5 February 2021, at 11:04. 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”” Her husband then accepts the offer of a six-month contract working in Trivandrum, India, and moves there alone to take up the position. [10], Without a distributor, Nina Paley was unable to pay the approximately $220,000 that the copyright holders originally demanded. The demon king Ravana, encouraged by his spiteful ogress sister, Shurpanakha, hears of Sita's beauty and determines to kidnap her. [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. × Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License . [17] Paley later added episodes and other material to the work, which is now called Sita Sings the Blues. https://www.critikat.com/actualite-cine/critique/sita-chante-le-blues 2014. Directed by Nina Paley. 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. Nina Paley, an American Cartoonist, is the creator of the animated film ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ which is available for free viewing on the internet. Nina Carolyn Paley (born May 3, 1968) is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. Divinités indiennes version Betty Boop, monstres humains et humains monstrueux, lamentations jazzy et sitar électrique, c'est drôle, intelligent, cruel, incisif, génial ! Paley was born in Urbana, Illinois,[3] the daughter of Jean (Passovoy) and Hiram Paley. Sita Sings the Blues is Nina Paley’s creative interpretation of the Hindu epic, The Ramayana. 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. 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. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Although the filmmaker initially made sure these recordings were not covered by US copyright law,[9] a number of other copyright issues surfaced, including state laws prior to US federal copyright law on recordings, rights to the compositions and the right to synchronize the recordings with images. It conveys the kind of restlessness inherent in the story and achieves a more light-hearted, universal tone with its simple, highly stylized renderings of character and environments. Nina Paley's creation of the Ramayana, while adapting Sita Sings the Blues, 2008, incorporates critical aspects vital in society. 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 is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014). The graphics are splendid and her time is nearly flawless. She submits to a trial by fire, a test of her purity; upon throwing herself into the flames, she is immediately rescued by the gods, who all proclaim her devotion and fidelity. A devout person cannot begin to imagine what Nina Paley has conjured up and graphically crystallised in this film wherein Lord Ram often kicks Sita…. 85 min. 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Full Interview. 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. While she was visiting New York City on business concerning her third comic strip, The Hots, her husband terminated their marriage. C’est armée d’une caméra super-8 que Nina Paley explore divers procédés, du stop-motion au collage. [18][19] Exclusive right to distribute 35mm and HDCam prints of the film is split between GKIDS[20] for all theaters East of the Mississippi River, and Shadow Distribution[21] for all theaters west of the Mississippi River. A still from Sita Sings the Blues, a film my Nina Paley. Gotham Independent Film Awards, Dec 2008. [31], Prior to the theatrical release of the film, Paley uploaded selected scenes for viewing on YouTube and Vimeo. The full film can also be viewed in low-resolution streaming video on the web site for WNET, a PBS member station in New York City. [1], In July 2011, Nina Paley made a protest video regarding the film's deletion from YouTube in Germany due to what she regards as fraudulent take-down notice under the aegis of GEMA, Germany's major music and performance rights organization,[11] but which may be an instance of a larger on-going conflict regarding copyright and royalties between YouTube and GEMA. "[31] Another protestor at the same event suggested: "Trying to promote India's rich culture in such a way is appalling. [16] The film was released for free download starting in early March, 2009 "at all resolutions, including broadcast-quality, HD and film-quality image sequences", at the time licensed under "CC-BY-SA". 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, un film de Nina Paley | Synopsis : Sita, déesse indienne et épouse dévouée, est répudiée par son mari, Rama. 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. "[26], The New York Times also praised the film's ingenuity, commenting that "[it] evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and 'Yellow Submarine' (for starters)," and praised Paley for her use of 2D animation: "A Pixar or DreamWorks extravaganza typically concludes with a phone book’s worth of technical credits. > Nina Paley a mis cinq ans à écrire, dessiner, animer, réaliser, produire seule son film d'animation Sita chante le blues qui rencontre un grand succès à travers le monde, le film ayant déjà remporté une trentaine de prix et récompenses. 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). The Ramayana of Valmiki is an epic poem portraying the ideal relationship between Rama and Sita. [22] When asked by a media provider on behalf of Netflix in April 2010 if she would also offer the film via the company's on-demand streaming service in exchange for a limited amount of money, Paley requested that the film be streamed either DRM-free or with an addendum telling viewers where the film was available for download. I made "Sita Sings the Blues." These recordings were protected by state commerce and business laws passed at the time in the absence of applicable federal laws and were never truly "public domain". 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. 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). "Sita Sings the Blues" is an animated feature (72 minutes) based on Sita's adventures in the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana. Partisane de la gestion individuelle, la réalisatrice a choisi de diffuser son film sous licence libre… [8], The film uses a number of 1920s Annette Hanshaw recordings. Paley took out a loan to license the music in early 2009. It brings together four entirely separate elements and combines them into a great whimsical chord... To get any film made is a miracle. The first public exhibition of her quilts was held in June 2013 in central Illinois. Early support was obtained for the project through a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. Elle décide de partir seule à la rencontre d'autres dieux, et chante ses aventures et ses émotions. Sita est une belle déesse indienne mais qui vit de nombreux tourments avec son mari, le dieu Rama. 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. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. 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 … 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. 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. 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. 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