Anino Rebellion

Anino Rebellion is a sci-fi inspired music video featuring singer/songwriter Golda Sargento as a busker singing mandated tunes in the year 2120, where the government has heavily regulated music and forced musicians to live apart from the rest of the world. In this dystopian future, a mysterious figure arrives just as a pack of nomadic travelers come across an old television set. Worlds collide when Golda, a lonely street musician, comes alive and gives a shocking performance to all. Anino in Tagalog is the word for shadow and refers to the rebellion of those cast away into the shadow.

  • Niaylah King
  • Adda Lee
  • Golda Sargento
    Key Cast
  • Corina Pop
  • Emi Tsuchimoto
    Art Director
  • Case Macklin
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, cyberpunk, dystopia
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    260 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Washington Bothell
Director Biography - Adda Lee

Adda Lee is a first time student director and a Media & Communication Studies major at the University of Washington Bothell. Adda is passionate about creating art and deconstructing objects to create a beautiful and unrecognizable piece.

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Director Statement

Anino Rebellion is a music video created collaboratively by a group of students from the University of Washington Bothell with guest artist Golda Sargento. The guest artist who happened to be a Filipino American singer/songwriter came to the class at a time of heightened anti-Asian violence. Students pitched several different ideas to Golda that reflected many of her passions and themes including her interest in dystopian futurism, where in Anino Rebellion was born. Despite the challenges that many of us faced coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were able to safely come together to produce a unique and complex storyline set in a not-so-distant future featuring the original songs and performances of Golda Sargento. We learned how to resourcefully navigate an incredibly tight budget, relying on our own labor, creativity and found material, to create an imaginary world unlike many of us have ever seen or experienced. This included building a set from discarded objects and sewing original costumes from leftover remnants. We are eager to share a piece of cinematic art that not only provokes creativity and inspiration, but also centers Asian Americans during a disturbing time when hate crimes against communities of color are on the rise. It was our chance to bring what is in the shadows to high visibility through this film.