Sita Sings the Blues

While only tangentally related to yoga, I'd like to point your attention to a fascinating animated film, Sita Sings the Blues.  The story of Rama and Sita is originally found in the Indian epic, the Ramayana.  The creator of the film, Nina Paley, shares her interpretation of the story as it parallels with the collapse of her own marriage.  She uses several different styles of animation depending on what the focus of vignette is. 

I love seeing how people can take ancient texts and philosophies and show their relevance to the present, whether on a personal or widespread level.  This film certainly gave me a lot to think about and inspires me to dig deeper into the Ramayama and other Hindu works.  I was an ancient studies major in college, and I really can't help but geek out on old texts.

This film is released with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License, which means you can watch the film in its entirety online, at no cost.  Of course, if you like it, share it with others, and visit the website to find out how you can support the artist!