Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated feature film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley primarily using 2D computer graphics. Sita Sings the Blues is a musical personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana with a focus on is the relationship between Sita and Rama, who are gods incarnated as human beings, and how the story parallels Nina's real-life break-up.
What's more intriguing? Some conservative Hindus are offended by the film, as well as some left-wing academics have been critical because "any white person doing a project like this is by definition racist, and it's an example of more neocolonialism."
Not only that, Sita Sings the Blues is open to being distributed, copied, shared, archived, and shown through a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. In other words: "you don't need [Nina's] permission to copy, share, publish, archive, show, sell, broadcast, or remix Sita Sings the Blues." Hello, FREE!
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