It’s that time of the year when various corporate organizations, individuals and other entities put out videos designed to elicit some good ‘ol patriotism. Typically, these videos and short films would have some bombastic message or be real tearjerkers. Not this one though.
Opposition political party The Workers’ Party produced a simple, yet powerful video that goes beyond celebrating the nation’s 53rd birthday. No, this one celebrates everyday life in Singapore — and it doesn’t even need any storyline. The Workers’ Party invites Singaporeans to simply tune in to the unique soundscapes of life around here.
Despite having no dialogue or narration at all, the video speaks immense volumes. The implied message is this: put your ears to the ground and just… listen. Perhaps a compelling piece of advice for the powers that be.