MANILA, Philippines – Here’s a breath of fresh air from the usual “Lupang Hinirang” videos seen on televisions, which usually feature actors or politicians.
Animated characters make up the new music video of the country’s national anthem presented by Rock Ed Radio and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
The 1-minute-38-second clip, which uses the Radioactive Sago’s performance of “Lupang Hinirang,” is directed and animated by Arnold Arre.
Gang Badoy-Capati, founder and executive director of Rock Ed Philippines, said the animated video aims to pay tribute to all Filipinos who worked hard to make the Philippines “as free as it is today.”
The country celebrates its 114th day of independence today, June 12.
“I think it’s about time that we have new visuals about the Philippines,” Badoy-Capati told ANC. “Animation can make it as adventurous as it can be.”
She also shared one of the many lessons that both children and adults can learn from the video.
“We wanted to emphasize that something can grow from someone’s sacrifice,” she said. “I think Araw ng Kalayaan is really about that.”
Here’s a look at the new animated video of “Lupang Hinirang.”