Asian Film Series: Sita Sings the Blues
The Asian Film Series continues with Sita Sings the Blues (2008). Directed by the American cartoonist Nina Paley, this modern transformation of the ancient Indian epic Ramayana into a fascinating mixture of animation techniques sheds new light on meaning and relevance of Hindu gods and morals. The parallel between the legendary story of Rama and Sita and the life of a twentieth-century American couple bridges distant cultural identities and offers a striking timeless religious narrative. Introduction before and discussion after the film hosted by Suchismita Sen, senior lecturer of religion.
The final film in the series is Dreaming Lhasa (February 24, 2011). This and all films in the series screen in 110 Wartik.