What's your story? The art of visual storytelling with Instagram...

In our meetings, we were involved to analyze the film “Borat”. Borat Sagdiyev is a sexist and anti-Semitic Kazakh television journalist. The film is organized like a documentary where Borat goes through the United States to resume the culture and customs of the new world and then return to his country with precious and faithful testimony. Misogynius, anti-Semitic and racist, he maximize panic and destroys the secrets and hypocrisy of a culture full of prejudices and obscenity. On an ice creams truck, with his clumsy colleague, Borat travels long and wide in the States looking for someone who shows him good manners, staying in society, but above all the way to reach his unique and only aim: meet the heroine of his favorite show Pamela Anderson. He commits, apparently unconsciously, mistakes about the cultural differences existing with Americans. All of this is done with the aim of demonstrating how racism and stereotypes against minorities are widely spread in Western Countries as well.

Philosophy and social behaviors analysis: A topic about multiculturalism and concept of culture

What is visual storytelling?

Visual storytelling is the art of conveying a message with the visual images of a story. People love to know stories, so it's important to understand this art.

A visual narrative (also visual storytelling) is a story told primarily through the use of visual media. The story may be told using still photography, illustration, or video, and can be enhanced with graphics, music, voice and other audio.

The ability to tell your story, without dialogue, can open up the whole non-English speaking world. Learning the art of visual storytelling can help you to communicate your message to a new audience. The key to learning visual storytelling is to observe how is done the world around you.