Private Project

Checkmate Humanity

Official video for "Checkmate Humanity ", the 4th single off of La Armada's upcoming album "Anti-Colonial Vol. 2".

  • Jon Kiriac
  • Tatiana Mejia
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Steil
  • La Armada
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Dominican Republic
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - dffb
Director Biography

La Armada’s focus is to leave their mark on heavy music. A punk band at heart, they utilize elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and metal to create a style as unique as their story. Formed in the Dominican Republic in 2001 from where they dominated the Caribbean scene for years, the band opted to take a leap and relocate to Chicago in 2008, where they still reside.

Influenced by bands ranging from the Bad Brains to Death, they take elements from their native Island’s music to conjure a unique recipe; explosive live energy, and a clear cut narrative that highlights the effects of neo-colonialism on vulnerable communities.

Whether headlining tours throughout the world or supporting the likes of Sick of it All, Propaghandi, Strung Out, Death by stereo, and more, La Armada has come to bring a vibrant spin to the scene.

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Director Statement

The song is about Neo-Colonization; what we consider to be the global influences that keep us bound (technology, ads, consumerism) which in turn are expressions of historical colonialism and how these forces distract from things of substance like colorism, racism, inequality