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Sita Sings the Blues

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I’ve put off writing this post because I wanted to say something eloquent about Sita Sings the Blues, a free-culture movie masterpiece. I couldn’t muster eloquent, so I’ll make due.

Roger Ebert first turned me on to Sita. Sita is a modern take on the Ramayana on the feminist side with vocals by Annette Hanshaw. (I’m a sucker for cross-cultural mashups.) I like it. My girls like it. My youngest regularly requests the “Hindu god movie”.

So go watch it. It’s free!

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  1. Jonathan said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    For example, the whole movie is available in HD at YouTube.

  2. Anna said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    I downloaded several weeks ago it but didn’t find time to watch it yet.

  3. Jonathan said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    Well, find some time. :)

  4. Lacey said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

    I also really like it because now I know a little more about Hinduism. We also have a book that explains the Hindu Gods for children and so it makes it all very interesting.

    I regularly hear Eden singing one of the tunes from Sita Sings the Blues and at first I couldn’t place it because they had watched it twice before I was able to and now it gets stuck in my head and I have to watch the movie.

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