To commemorate 30 years of Total Defence, the Defence Ministry (Mindef) has released a video clip showing the importance of ordinary Singaporeans.
The two-minute video entitled "Hands" has five mini-stories which are inspired by real stories of everyday Singaporeans. It shows the different ways in which Singaporeans have played a part in Total Defence. One of the scenes of the video shows a Singaporean handing out masks during the height of the haze last year.
The film was directed by award-winning local filmmaker Meng Ong. "I hope that this collection of vignettes will strike a chord with viewers and encourage them to think about how they too have played and can continue to play an integral role in helping to build Singapore," he said at the launch event on Sunday.
The commissioned film will telecast on television and shown in Golden Village cinemas. It will also be available on www.totaldefence.sg and on YouTube.