Nina Paley

You Gotta Believe

June 5 – July 12

About You Gotta Believe

Why not believe in Her?


Directed animated etc. by Nina Paley
Music: “You Gotta Believe” (Norman Whitfield) sung by the Pointer Sisters, circa 1976


Excerpt from feature-film-in-progress, Seder-Masochism.

Loosely following a traditional Passover Seder, events from the Book of Exodus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director’s own father. But there’s another side to this story: that of the Goddess, humankind’s original deity. Seder-Masochism resurrects the Great Mother in a tragic struggle against the forces of Patriarchy.


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About Nina Paley

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. More recently she made This Land Is Mine, a short about Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant intended for a new feature film, Seder-Masochism.


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