A documentary on Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin’s journey back to her roots.
Hello, Tumblr! I want to share this amazing project with you.
Blue Like Me is a documentary about the art of painter Siona Benjamin and the compelling thematic elements contained in her work. Born and raised in a Bene Israel Jewish community in the predominantly Hindu and Muslim society of India, and currently living in the US, Siona focuses on the themes of cultural, religious, feminine, and personal identity based on her experiences.
Her work draws inspiration from everything from traditional Indian miniature paintings, to illuminated manuscripts, to modern pop art. The result is vibrant, iconic compositions with powerful narratives about finding a sense of home and self.
Producer Hal Rifken and his team, the creatives behind the making of the documentary, have set up a Kickstarter to help fund the project. Their goal is to reach $20,000 by the end of July, and as of now they’re at about $3,500, so there’s still quite a way to go.
If you could make a pledge, it would be hugely appreciated - but if you can’t, please at least pass this post along to your followers! Please help this great project become a reality!