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By using this form, your donation will go through the Sita Distribution Project at, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and thus your donation will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

I am artist-in-residence at, and all donations to the Sita Distribution Project there go toward paying the expenses of making this film freely available to the world — including music licensing costs that I personally borrowed tens of thousands of dollars to pay. Your donation goes directly toward repaying that loan, and as does not use Sita Distribution Project funds for general operating expenses, you may be assured that donating this way supports me.

Note that Google Checkout sometimes has problems with donations over $1,000, so if you'd like to give that generously, just divide the amount across multiple donations.

You can also donate via PayPal (though we don't prefer it, because they skim more than Google Checkout does). In the U.S., the same tax-deduction applies.

If donating via PayPal, please specify in the Note field that your donation is for the "Sita Distribution Project".

Finally, you can donate via regular mail or bank transfer. To do that, use the general donations page at, or just send a check to the address below.

Be sure to mention that your donation is for the "Sita Distribution Project".
Attn: Sita Distribution Project
P.O. Box 20165
Stanford, CA 94309-0165

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Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley is licensed under a
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