1. A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
    Who's-killing-who viewer's guide here: blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/

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  2. written, directed, designed, animated, produced, etc. by Nina Paley sedermasochism.com/
    music from "Spider Suite" by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra dukeofukeandhisnoveltyorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/aprils-empire
    sound effects by Greg Sextro, eastwestaudio.com/

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    Based on Exodus 12:
    21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
    22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
    23 For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
    24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
    25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
    26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
    27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
    28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
    29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
    30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

    LYRICS by David King, aka Duke of Uke:

    DEATH: Falling stars you wished upon
    are cinders now and now they're gone
    their residue festoons my fetid field.
    Unfeeling husks of lovers past
    the shells are all that ever last
    I've taken everything that they concealed.
    Whoever told you life was fair?
    Look around you, everywhere
    the cruelty of nature is displayed!
    Why the scorn?
    Why the surprise?
    Everything that's born must die
    and it isn't I who made the world that way.

    What wicked little twist of fate
    placed you here upon my plate
    Here, where no one hears your cries?
    Where was your god to steer you through
    Perhaps your god's forsaken you
    Otherwise why lead you here to die?

    BA (spirit of the dead): I, I know the way how
    I'll melt away now
    I know the way.
    I'm feeling bliss now
    Dissolved to mist how
    strangely I go
    away
    Now I finally know

    DEATH: It's merely moments now,
    moments now until
    your feeble flesh bends to my will
    and it will
    so rest your weary head.
    There'll be no pain,
    no pain at all
    as everything you are dissolves
    Your fate resolved
    upon my silky thread.

    BA: I, I know the way how
    I'll melt away now
    I know the way.
    I'm feeling bliss now
    Dissolved to mist how
    strangely I go
    away
    Now I finally know
    (repeat)

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    "3 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
    "2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
    "3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
    "4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I."
    --Exodus 3 King James Version (KJV)

    Written Designed Directed Animated Produced etc. by Nina Paley. ninapaley.com
    Music: excerpted from "Moses Supposes" (music by Roger Edens, lyrics by Comden and Green, vocals by Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor) from the motion picture Singin' In The Rain.
    Many sound effects from the wonderful freesound.org:
    wind: freesound.org/people/medialint/sounds/11863/
    fire: freesound.org/people/kingsrow/sounds/181562/
    stick: freesound.org/people/davilca/sounds/159494/
    thumps: freesound.org/people/FlatHill/sounds/211450/

    Director's note:
    Obviously I took a few liberties here.
    This is a work-in-progress and may be modified for the final film, Seder-Masochism. Stay tuned for the immediate next scene, where the burning bush gives instructions to Moses!

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  4. "17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

    "18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.

    "19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone." -- Exodus 7, King James Version

    Like many storytellers, I use Moses alone to represent both Moses and Aharon. When I deviate from the texts, it's on purpose.

    Music: "Blood Red River Blues" by Josh White (1933), severely edited by me. With great effort I bought a CD with this song, but the quality was terrible - it sounded like a tape player under a mattress - so I ended up copying audio from this YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=hs2_6LRPgqo

    Sound effects will be added later. Other changes may happen before this goes in the final cut of Seder-Masochism.

    The second stanza depicts Anuket, goddess of the Nile: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuket I hope there are no Ancient Egyptian Religious fundamentalists out there, because they might not like the implication She's menstruating. Then again, the whole Book of Exodus is anti-Ancient-Egypt propaganda. If there were an Ancient-Egyptian-Anti-Defamation League, Exodus would be banned.

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  5. Updated from an earlier version, with the addition of Aharon standing next to Moses, and a stereo soundtrack. The audio is mono, but some were disconcerted it only came out of one speaker, so I doubled it.

    "17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
    "18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.
    "19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone." -- Exodus 7, King James Version

    Music: "Blood Red River Blues" by Josh White (1933), severely edited by me. With great effort I bought a CD with this song, but the quality was terrible - it sounded like a tape player under a mattress - so I ended up copying audio from this YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=hs2_6LRPgqo
    Sound effects will be added later. Other changes may happen before this goes in the final cut of Seder-Masochism.
    The second stanza depicts Anuket, goddess of the Nile: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuket I hope there are no Ancient Egyptian Religious fundamentalists out there, because they might not like the implication She's menstruating. Then again, the whole Book of Exodus is anti-Ancient-Egypt propaganda. If there were an Ancient-Egyptian-Anti-Defamation League, Exodus would be banned.

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