Nina Paley is a brilliant filmmaker who, if you ever saw it, came to my friends’ and my attention with a great short film called “Sita Sings the Blues,” a modern re-telling of an excerpt from the Hindu romance of Rama and Sita.
This short is something else again, a rapid-but-thorough depiction of the history of the chunk of land between Jordan and the Mediterranean. The song is the theme song to the Sixties movie “Exodus,” about the creation of the state of Israel.
Enjoy! (If it doesn’t hurt too much.)