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Weird Market 2022: All Selected Animation Projects
Weird Market 2022: All Selected Animation Projects
11 Animation Features in the BIAF 2022 Lineup
11 Animation Features in the BIAF 2022 Lineup
Welcome to the Welcome by Gabriela Sibilska
Welcome to the Welcome by Gabriela Sibilska
'The Golden Age', 'Strange' in Rising of Lusitania Animadoc Awards 2022
'The Golden Age', 'Strange' in Rising of Lusitania Animadoc Awards 2022
Viborg Animation Festival 2022: A Diverse and Animation-Immersive Program
Viborg Animation Festival 2022: A Diverse and Animation-Immersive Program
18th Seoul Indie AniFest: Programme Highlights
18th Seoul Indie AniFest: Programme Highlights
'Bird In the Peninsula', 'The Queen of Foxes' in the Fantoche 2022 Winners
'Bird In the Peninsula', 'The Queen of Foxes' in the Fantoche 2022 Winners
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
12 Jury Members for BIAF 2022
12 Jury Members for BIAF 2022
Money and Happiness by Ana Nedeljkovic and NIkola Majdak Jr: A Happily Rich Trailer
Money and Happiness by Ana Nedeljkovic and NIkola Majdak Jr: A Happily Rich Trailer
Conversations With A Whale by Anna Samo
Conversations With A Whale by Anna Samo
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
Garbage Man, The Memories of a Family: Interview with Laura Gonçalves
Garbage Man, The Memories of a Family: Interview with Laura Gonçalves
Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov

The first feminist animated musical: Sita Sings the Blues by the American independent artist Nina Paley.

 Sita sings the blues by Nina Paley is a one-woman, semi-autobiographical story that narrates the personal sepraation story of  an American in India, in parallel with an ancient breakup story found in the Indian epic Ramayana.

Sita is the princess who has been wrongly accused by her husband, but cannot live without him.

A silhouetted ensemble takes the Woody Allen-ish commentator part, and the jazz singer of 20s Annette Hanshaw narrates the eternal love mishaps of women.
 
 
The 2D drawings are varied (including rotoscoping) and rich in colors and details. Yet, what matters is the carefully constructed and refreshing atire of existing myths and traditions.

 Sita Sings the Blues won the Crystal D' Annecy in the celebrated animation festival, as well as a special mention in Berlin Film Festival in 2008.

After a long battle with copyright holders of Hanshaw's songs, Nina Paley decided to distributed  Sita Sings the Blues free on the net, as part of the open culture project.