Visual Storytelling – Autoethnography/Experimental
Students use personal stories, experiences, and memories in visual autoethnography films. They approach the project as a process of discovery of a story in their life or the life of those close to them. The most important aspect of the project is to situate the story within the bigger frame of culture. The focus is on “personal as cultural”, or “personal as something bigger than your own story”. Using digital and emerging technologies students hold self and culture together and explore the ways by which one can tell a personal yet collective story. The goal is to help the audience to connect with the story emotionally even if they haven’t experienced or don’t identify with a certain topic/issue/story.