||Nina Paley combines a personal relationship-gone-wrong story with an adaptation of the Indian epic, the Ramayana. Nina is an animator in San Francisco whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Animated characters done in the style of traditional Indian shadow puppets narrate the tragicomic storylines, with Sita's singing voice represented by 1920's-era recordings of jazz performer Annette Hanshaw.
|General note||Originally produced as an animated motion picture in 2008.|
|General note||"Pre-downloaded DVD"--Disc.|
|General note||"QuestionCopyright.org Sita Distribution Project"--Disc.|
|General note||"'Sita sings the blues' is an audience-funded project released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. You are free to copy and share this film. See sitasingstheblues.com for more information."--Disc.|
|General note||"'Sita sings the blues' is an audience-funded project released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license, except for certain songs under restrictive licenses required by the respective copyright holders."--Film intro.|
|General note||"Starring Annette Hanshaw."--Film credits.|
|General note||Bonus features: optional director's commentary; trailer (2 min.); WNET Feb. 2009 interview (25 min.); "Fetch!" animated short (5 min.). DVD-ROM content: "Press kit" with illustrations, photos in TIFF and JPG file formats, bio, filmography, credits, and synopsis; "Sita Poster" in FLA and PNG file formats; production stills in PNG and JPG file formats.|
|Bibliography note||Based on : The Ramayana / by Valmiki.|
|Credits||Animated, designed, and edited by Nina Paley ; music, Todd Michaelsen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Masala Dosa, Nik Phelps, Rohan.|
||[Song vocals], Annette Hanshaw. Narrated by Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya. [Additional voices], Sanjiv Jhaveri, Nina Paley, Deepti Gupta, Debargo Sanyal, Reena Shah, Pooja Kumar, Aladdin Ullah, Nitya Vidyasagar.
||MPAA rating: Not rated.
|Language||In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, Italian, "LOLspeak".|