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Nina Paley

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

Nina Paley's "This Land Is Mine" Is Edgy, Brilliant and Timely

Roz Warren | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Roz Warren

Given recent events, Paley's film has gotten plenty of views since she first posted it online in October 2012. Ten million, so far, with more viewers worldwide every day.

This Animated Short Captures The Israel-Palestine Conflict In Under Four Minutes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Your newsfeed is likely being flooded with articles, quotes and photos debating and rehashing the recent tragic violence occurring in Gaza. Driven by ...

Just Relax and Enjoy It

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

A series of shorts that were screened at the recent Frameline 37 Film Festival revealed thrilling combinations of imagination and technique. Some were animated, some were not. What each film boasted, however, was an abundance of fantastical possibilities.

Sita Sings the Cosmic Freakin' Blues

Network Awesome | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

Imagine that you've moved from San Francisco to Trivandrum in Kerala, India, to be with your husband. Six months later you fly to New York for a week. While stateside your beloved husband sends you an email saying, "don't come back, I want a divorce". What do you do?

'Sita Sings The Blues' Brings Out The Bullies

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

While I loved the film, I also felt sympathetic to people who are hurt and offended by what feels like an attack on their faith. I support anyone who wants to screen the film, but this is a game-changer.

Interview with Nina Paley, Animator and Director of Sita Sings the Blues, a Fantastic Jazz Musical Retelling of the Ramayana

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

American cartoonist Nina Paley has one of the hottest indie movies around, Sita Sings the Blues (rating: 86), her animated retelling of the classic Hi...

Sita Sings the Blues: A Vibrant Ramayana Retelling with Humor and Pathos

Alex Remington | Posted 01.25.2010 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Cartoonist Nina Paley spent six years making Sita Sings the Blues, a tragic love story about a prince named Rama who suspects his wife Sita has been unfaithful.

Sita Sings The Blues (VIDEO) | Nina Paley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sita Sings the Blues is a story about Sita, a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama and Nina, an animator whose husband moves to In...