Pangea Imagine UK singing Argentina

Pangea Day (today May 10) is celebrated in England with the singing of the Argentina national anthem (Himno Nacional Argentino), in the pouring rain and driving wind on a grey English day. Pangea Day is an international collation of short films designed by Egyptian film director Jehane Noujaim to promote friendship across ethnic and national boundaries. Interactive agency Johannes Leonardo worked with film directors from France, Australia, Kenya, USA, England and Japan. In this case the the UK directors chose to film a choir singing the Argentinian Anthem because of the historical significance of the 1982 Falklands War and the intense rivalry between the national football teams. Judging by the comments on YouTube feelings are still intense in both Argentina and the UK.

UK singers in the rain for Pangea Argentina Anthem


Click on the image below to play the UK Singing Argentina video in YouTube

Credits

Filming was shot by directing consortium Minivegas via Anonymous Content and Independent, with executive producers Jani Guest and Dom Freeman, director of photography David Higgs, producer Douglas Meese, production designer Russell de Rozario, and music arranger Eleni Hassabis.

The combined flags sequences were provided by conceptual artist Mariano Favetto.

Lyrics of the Argentina National Anthem

Oíd, mortales, el grito sagrado:

“¡Libertad, libertad, libertad!”
Oíd el ruido de rotas cadenas,
ved en trono a la noble igualdad.

Ya su trono dignísimo abrieron
las Provincias Unidas del Sud
y los libres del mundo responden:
“Al gran pueblo argentino, ¡salud!”
Y los libres del mundo responden:
“Al gran pueblo argentino, ¡salud!”
Y los libres del mundo responden:
“Al gran pueblo argentino, ¡salud!”

Estribillo

Sean eternos los laureles
que supimos conseguir,
que supimos conseguir.
Coronados de gloria vivamos…
¡o juremos con gloria morir!,
¡o juremos con gloria morir!,
¡o juremos con gloria morir!

English Translation

Mortals! Hear the sacred cry:

“Freedom, freedom, freedom!”
Hear the noise of broken chains,
see the noble Equality enthroned.

The United Provinces of the South
have now opened their very honorable throne.
And the free people of the world reply:
“We salute the great people of Argentina!”
And the free people of the world reply:
“We salute the great people of Argentina!”
And the free people of the world reply:
“We salute the great people of Argentina!”

Chorus

May the laurels be eternal
the ones we managed to win,
the ones we managed to win.
Let us live crowned with glory…
or swear to die gloriously!
Or swear to die gloriously!
Or swear to die gloriously!