Mar 132009
 

I found out about this wonderful animated movie awhile back on Susie Bright’s blog. Inspired by a recent mention of it, I did a bit of googling to see if it was out yet.

Not only has it been released but the creator, Nina Paley, has sent it out into the world with a “Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License” and on the films website she states:

“Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes.”

Here’s the website where you can read all the innovative things she has to say about this method of distribution:

http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/

It truly is a bit of creative wonder. I strongly suggest you give it a watch. I viewed it at the following website, was able to get it full screen and it ran seamlessly. It’s about an hour and a half long and includes an animated intermission:

http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/blog/watch-sita-sings-the-blues-online/347/

If you like it pass the good word along. And if you have the means help get your local cinema/art house to show it or just send her the $10 you’d have paid to see something like this in a theater.

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