Animator-activist to lecture, debut animated film on biblical themes


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Animator and feminist activist Nina Paley, whose work skewers topics ranging from population growth to copyright restrictions, will speak about her art and debut a film with biblical themes March 25 at the University of Louisville.

    Paley will discuss “The Sacred and the Profane in the Animated Art of Nina Paley” and premiere her animated film “Seder-Masochism” about the 10 biblical plagues of Egypt. The 1-3 p.m. event will be in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

    The UofL Jewish studies program in the comparative humanities department offers the Naamani Memorial Lecture, which honors the memory of former UofL political scientist Israel Naamani in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Although the talk and dessert reception afterward are free and public, reservations are recommended at

    Paley’s animated films include “Sita Sings the Blues,” “This Land is Mine: A Brief History of the Land Called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant,” “The Wit and Wisdom of Cancer” and “The Stork.” She also produced comic strips such as “Nina’s Adventures,” “Fluff” and “Mimi and Eunice.”

    For more information, contact Ranen Omer-Sherman at 502-852-6842 or


    EDITORS: Paley’s photo is attached.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.