Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 American animated musical romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley.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. I seldom post photos on my blog any more – dang you, social media! Interview with Nina Paley, Animator and Director of Sita Sings the Blues, a Fantastic Jazz Musical Retelling of the Ramayana 04/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 American cartoonist Nina Paley has one of the hottest indie movies around, Sita Sings the Blues ( rating: 86 ), her animated retelling of the classic Hindi story called the Ramayana, set to the jazz songs of 1920's torch singer … Our first episode was recorded Friday evening, after I’d biked 30 miles and hiked two, so I wasn’t at my most articulate. In our ongoing efforts to document trans activist abuse of feminist women, Defend Feminists is proud to present our followers with stories from the life and work of filmmaker Nina Paley. I immediately sketched copious notes and put out word I was looking for a coder to collaborate with. After this interview, Nina joined QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence, and is now working on the Minute Memes project as well as on the free distribution model of her film. This is an interview with cartoonist and animator Nina Paley about how copyright restrictions prevent her from distributing her award-winning, feature-length film "Sita Sings The Blues": the film makes heavy use of recordings from the late 1920s by the singer Annette Hanshaw, and although the recordings themselves are out of copyright, the music is not. Fri, Jan 14th 2011 6:32pm — Mike Masnick Regular Techdirt contributor Nina Paley has a fascinating interview (pdf) in the latest edition of Radical History Review. To sum up, "Sita Sings the Blues" is based on an adaptation of the the Ramayana , a Hindu epic, and some Hindus find the film offensive. You can generate your own strange images like the ones above by clicking the “randomize” button here: https://toolness.github.io/mystic-symbolic/?p=creature. A Discussion with Nina Paley. The commentary and interview are focused on the political and legal dimensions to Sita Sings the Blues and Paley's work in the Free Culture movement. In this November 2008 interview, well-known cartoonist and animator Nina Paley tells how her award-winning, feature-length film Sita Sings The Blues landed in copyright jail. Artist, producer, and filmmaker Nina Paley’s new film, Seder Masochism, is being blacklisted on behalf of a group who have declared her transphobic. The primary narrative is the epic tragedy – conveyed by animating static paintings/photographs of Sita, Rama, Ravana and Hanuman, which is backed with a morally serious voiceover. Nina Paley is a car-free recumbent riding self described animator, director, artist and scapegoat. Nina Paley: Well, the thing is you’re supposed to — you must reveal the terms of the contracts to the distributor, but you’re not supposed to reveal them to anybody else, but the thing is the public is my distributor. You can read the call for protest here. 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. You can watch the movie yourself, free of charge, at filmmaker Nina Paley's website. It incorporates multiple narratives of the same story, told in different settings and tones. I'm trying to slowly lure people away from fecebook, which collects your data and manipulates your behavior. Nina Paley is an animator and artist who makes unbelievably beautiful films. I of course wanted to release it the minute it was finished, but the music biz doesn’t work that way, and I had to wait. Finally I can share this animated video I made back in October, in collaboration with Italian pop goddess Gala. Animator Nina Paley is speaking out against a professor at the University of Illinois, who led a campaign to cancel a local screening of one of Paley’s film over her beliefs on transgenderism. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed David K. Levine is an economist at the European University Institute and at Washington University in St. Louis. In this interview with WLRN , Ms. Paley expresses her feminist beliefs and her concerns about what trans activism is doing to our democracy and participation in it by its citizenry, something Defend Feminists Campaign cares … Tonight it’s gonna freeze solid and be a nightmare to set foot on for days, but this afternoon it was magical. “It’s scary here. I immediately sketched copious notes and put out word I was looking for a coder to collaborate with. To the … On January 27 I awoke with an idea for a mystic symbolic art generator. They’re saying I’m a white supremacist and a eugenicist, and … INTERVIEW: Nina Paley on ‘Seder-Masochism,’ censorship, and her fight for a free culture. Interview: Nina Paley of “Sita Sings the Blues” Posted on May 31, 2008 at 8:00 am Nina Paley, who bills herself as “America’s best-loved unknown cartoonist” is the artist/writer/director behind a smart, funny, visually stunning new animated film called “Sita Sings the Blues.” There’s really legitimate threats happening. Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues is not just an animated version of The Ramayana. 1. QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley’s interview with at Baixa Cultura, conducted by email with journalist and photographer André Solnik.The English below is the original; Baixa Cultura translated Nina’s answers. The song is © Gala, but the art is Free Culture, baby! When your interest on free culture has begun? Interview with Nina Paley, Part 1 ... Nina Paley’s adventures have taken her from Urbana, Illinois across the US and around the world to her current location in New York City, where I had the chance this past weekend to visit and talk with her about cartooning and copyright. by Katherine M. Acosta. by Stephan Kinsella. Hey everyone I have my own social media site now, an instance on the fediverse called neenster.org. I Have a Question Nina Paley By Chris Robinson | Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:00am Nina Paley ( Sita Sings the Blues ), whose latest feature Seder-Masochism is set to screen at Annecy, has some concerns, dreams and tingles. And if you’re on guthub, which I am not yet but will be soon, there is this: https://github.com/toolness/mystic-symbolic. She’s the creator of the animated musical feature Sita Sings the Blues. Nina Carolyn Paley (born May 3, 1968) is an American cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist. And by simple we mean bonkers: Atul and I are on the same page regarding Free Software and Free Culture, so we’re both happy to share as we go along. The original interview was conducted by Thomas Gideon with Nina Paley. I like them. on October 14, 2010 {1 comment} Here is the main Mystic Symbolic work-in-progress page: https://toolness.github.io/mystic-symbolic/. That’s my signature greeting on Heterodorx, the new podcast I’m doing with Corinna Cohn. by Stephan Kinsella. This edited transcript was created by Terry Hancock for Free Software Magazine . on October 27, 2010 {0 comments} C4SIF Board Member Nina Paley Wins IP3 Award from Public Knowledge. Fascinating animation shorts by Nina Paley ... Includes interviews with Les Knight of VHEMT, Chris Korda of the Church of Euthanasia, and others. – but here are some from my slushy and sloppy yet beautiful walk with a friend today. Nina Paley. Responses to VHEMT from website visitors, with replies from Les: Agreements, Disagreements, and Misunderstandings. Neenster doesn't do that, or make a profit; I pay for the server, and users can donate if they want. Hey TERFs and Trannies! Nina Paley’s animated retelling of Valmiki’s Ramayana in her film Sita Sings the Blues puts an interesting modern westernized spin on the ancient Indian myth. Author Nina Paley Posted on July 15, 2018 July 15, 2018 Categories Academics, copywrong, creativity, religion, Seder-Masochism, spirituality, the interwebs 14 thoughts on “Jordan Peterson Interview” Paley, author of the syndicated comic strips “Fluff” and “Nina’s Adventures,” started working on the film in 2002. This is part of a roundtable on copyright and free culture issues. My plans are vast and sprawling, so we’re starting simple. Interview with Nina Paley, Part 2 by Caro. Dr. Jordan Peterson: I’m talking today with Nina Paley, who’s a brilliant animator. Author Nina Paley Posted on February 19, 2021 Categories $100 Drawings, Hundred Dollar Drawings Leave a comment on “Self Care” for Shannon Mystic Symbolic: the developening. Nina Paley is an animator and artist who makes unbelievably beautiful films. 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. Paley, who is is friendly with Professor Jordan Peterson, published a blog post in late February condemning a professor at the University of Illinois for encouraging a local coffee shop to cancel a … Our next episode should be better. We had some technical issues, including my cat, Lola, rubbing her head against my mic, causing loud horrible noises we couldn’t remove due to recording everything on a single track. Katherine M. Acosta speaks with Nina Paley about her film, “Seder-Masochism,” her fight against copyright law, and trans activist efforts to de-platform her. The more she developed it, the more ambitious her plans became. INTERVIEW: Nina Paley on ‘Seder-Masochism,’ censorship, and her fight for a free culture. By some miracle, Atul Varma responded within an hour, which makes me believe this project really wants to exist. Nina has done a particularly brilliant job of animating Exodus as a feature length film (see www.sedermasochism.com, as well as her Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/user2983855).Please consider supporting her work at https://www.patreon.com/ninapaleyAdditional links relevant to Nina Paley:Seder-Masochism: sedermasochism.com/Sita Sings the Blues: sitasingstheblues.com/This Land Is Mine: vimeo.com/50531435Copying Is Not Theft: vimeo.com/50481436God-Mother: vimeo.com/229516124More Seder-Masochism clips: Seder-Masochism\"Copyright Is Brain Damage\" TEDx talk: youtube.com/watch?v=XO9FKQAxWZcThe Cult of Originality (essay): blog.ninapaley.com/2009/12/28/the-cult-of-originality/The Artist's Prayer: blog.ninapaley.com/2010/08/26/inspiration-a-k-a-artists-prayer/Mimi \u0026 Eunice (webcomic): mimiandeunice.com/Nina Paley's blog: blog.ninapaley.com/Donate at QuestionCopyright.org: questioncopyright.org/artist_in_residence--- SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL ---Direct Support: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/donateMerchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/jordanbpeterson--- BOOKS ---12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/--- LINKS ---Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12 Rules for Life Tour: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast/Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/great-books/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson--- PRODUCTS ---Personality Course: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/personalitySelf Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com/Understand Myself personality test: https://understandmyself.com/Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/jordanbpeterson Nina Paley A playfully irreverent jukebox musical that overlays Old Testament icons, autobiographical asides and well-known pops tunes, “Seder-Masochism” was always going to cause a stir. 32 comments . 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