Image The image in the poster is that ofa large Kalashnikov gun nestled
against France’s most iconic symbol, the Eiffel Tower of France. This
relates to the 13th November 2015 Paris bombing attack. The
attack was the deadliest on France since World War II. This
poster reminds us that terrorism can strike anywhere and anytime. As
tendencies towards greater religious extremism grow in the region, Singapore
must do more to safeguard its racial and religious harmony, Singaporeans
must understand the “true nature” of terrorist ideology, and use simple
messages – including on social media – to counter the Islamic State’s
Linguistic Features In the poster, the headline reads, "Made in France."
It has a relevance in the image, because the gun symbolize violence and Eiffel
Tower being the icon of France. Terrorists have resorted to
acts of violence and aggression that targeted France. As a result, suicide
bombings and mass shootings occurred at cafés, restaurants and
a music venue in central Paris that caused 130 lives.
Textual Features The phrase "Made in France" reminds us about the
tragedy of the terrorist bombing in France.
Typographical Features At the bottom of the poster, it stated UN film de Nicolas
Boukhrief. This means this poster is used to promote and advertise
a French crimethriller-drama film directed
by Nicolas Boukhrief. The plot of the film
is about a freelance journalist decides to investigate the growing
phenomenon of disaffected youth joining Islamic extremist groups. He
infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation
of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilize the city of
Layout The image of the gun nestled against Eiffel Tower occupies
majority on the right side of the poster. At the bottom of the poster is the
scenic view of Paris city. The backdrop in white contrasted with the grey image
in the foreground. This gives people a sense of gloominess and danger lurking
Color The poster is in black and white. Black and white offers a unique
perspective on many subjects. Removing colour brings out the hidden details,
textures, and shapes.
Purpose: To view terrorism seriously as terrorists are
evolving new ways of attacking defenseless people. Singapore has to anticipate
and prepare for these attacks by strengthening security forces, intelligence
capabilities and border controls.
Audience: The general public.
Context: We are reminded that security cannot be taken for granted. In fact, it urgently needs to be heightened. The terrorist
attacks can happened in Singapore - just like the attack on Paris which was
planned in Brussels, where security was less tight.
Culture: Terrorism is a threat to innocent citizens. The general public knows about it but
more in-depth knowledge and acts to prevent terrorism needs to be instilled in
the hearts of Singaporeans.