|Sita Betty Boop Indian style.|
The story is expressed side by side with the modern tale of Nina and the legend of Sita. Sita goes through her trial of fire while Nina flies to India but is rejected by her boyfriend on several occasions, and finally Sita is taken by mother earth for being pure when Nina gets dumped, Nina’s feelings are being portrayed in a similar fashion to Sita going through her trial by fire, both emerging stronger at the other end.
It is a powerful film that artfully combines a selection of topics and styles, feels and deeply personal connections between the audience, Paley and the characters. There is no real comparison film or animation out that. Paley has done did a really good job with this piece, capturing a sense of deep emotional connection to both the main character and combining styles to tell a great story.
Figure 1: Paley, Nina (2008) Nina at the airport [film still] available from: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-20024741711964_2257_9914838 (accessed: 5/2/16)