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Here’s animator Nina Paley’s newest installment of her Seder Masochism project. Moses go back up Mount Sinai and brings back the tablets. Complications, compromises, and circumcisions ensue. Click on the video above to watch.
You can hear my radio interview with Nina Paley here.
Here is the interview I conducted with artist/animator/free culture activist Nina Paley which was broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM NY radio yesterday.
I’ve posted about the brilliant Ms. Paley before, and you can learn a lot more about her and her latest project, Seder Masochism, by listening to the audio above. I think you’ll enjoy it. The video above is one more segment of the Seder Masochism project.
She also has some very non-mainstream views about copyright, which have served her well. I’d love to hear your comments about that and anything else.
Nina Paley is a brilliant animator/cartoonist whose work is simultaneously smart, beautiful, and provocative. She is probably best known for her epic video called Sita Sings The Blues. There’s nothing quite like her animation videos. This short film above, This Land is Mine, about the violence in Israel/Palestine over the past centuries is a fine example of her oeuvre. Click on the video to play.
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I did a scene in my stage combat class playing a very strange fellow, Lenny, from a play called Marisol.
A very talented cartoonist, Brian Douglas, was tickled by what he saw, and, unsolicited, he made a cartoon from the first few minutes of the scene, dubbing in the actors’ voices. The sound quality is a little off, because of the sound quality of the original cellphone video, but I think you’ll be very entertained at Brian’s animated interpretation. He really captures the lunacy of it all in a short two minutes.
You can compare with the original scene here.
Maybe if we ask nicely, he’ll come up with Part Two . . .