Sita Sings the Blues: The Ramayana and “Free Culture” (3/9)

The Dresher Center for the Humanities presents Nina Paley, independent filmmaker and artist-in-residence at, Wednesday, March 9, 4 p.m., in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

Nina Paley’s 2009 feature film, “Sita Sings the Blues,” combines the ancient Indian epic Ramayana with American jazz from the 1920s and contemporary animation. Focusing her talk around the film’s production, licensing struggles and eventual “copyleft” release, Paley discusses artistic liberty in an era of copyright wars, censorship and religious extremism.

View the spring 2011 Humanities Forum schedule here.


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