Seder-Masochism: Female Deicide in the Book of Exodus – Lecture

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Seder-Masochism: Female Deicide in the Book of Exodus – Lecture

September 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

$15 – $25

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In 2012, artist Nina Paley embarked on an exploration of the Book of Exodus, to make a new animated feature and attempt to reconnect with the religion of her father. So far, she has partly succeeded: the film is more than half finished, and Nina has a deeper understanding of why her father ditched Judaism for atheism as a young man. Nina reluctantly concluded the Book of Exodus is primarily a story of female deicide, the last nail in the coffin of goddess worship under attack by patriarchy since the advent of agriculture. But what were these female-centered religions we are cut off from today? We can only speculate, and Nina does, in these animated clips from her feature-film-in-progress, Seder-Masochism.

Paley will be joined in the discussion that follows by Jungian analyst Joseph Lee.

Nina Paley is a cartoonist, animator, and free culture activist is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to 1920’s jazz.


September 8, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
$15 – $25
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