Task 1 :analyse Digital narrative

Events This is a digital story

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Story elements

EventsThis Digital story is talking about the street children in brazil. This is a powerful story by using the shock pictures to display millions of children fall asleep in the street. The narrator told us Brazil is lack of homes and families to raise those children up. Kindness and caring become scarce in the face of such suffering. But worst of all the public doesn’t help them, they fear them. Even polices put the children in jail.Then the video keeps showing us the pictures of the children who suffering, crying.

Actors – The actors in this video are street children. Strong and clear editing in the whole piece, I think narrator also as an actor

Time –  The photos was taken in the past but the events unfold in the present.

Place – In the very beginning, the picture shows us where is the Brazil and show us the wonderful pictures in the brazil. But the main story of this events take place in the Brazil streets and jails . Through the pictures we can see children fall asleep in the street and live in jails. Children were getting abused and living in a terrible environment.

Narrative elements:

Ordering: The events are in chronological order from start to the end. The narrator tells you about the street children suffering in Brazil.

Pace: It is in real time

Focalization: it is point of view in the culture, this story is told to make a point rather than just told the facts. The narrator hope people can do something to change those children’s live.


The narrator tells the story, he should be omniscient because he need to organise the whole story that display the story clearly. The aim of this story is that giving audiences’ attention, telling to the world that street children are suffering in Brazil. I would say the narrator is reliable because he give us a lot of pictures of street children suffering in Brazil.

Text: This is a digital story on YouTube,  Using lot of pictures to tell a story. Strong and clear editing.

Tradition Narrative Features

Linearity: This would be a linear narrative because it tells a story from start to finish, It doesn’t go to another events.

Series of conflicts: The conflict is the government doesn’t  help the street children even fear them. The narrator shows more pictures that street children was killed and abused which leads the whole story to the climax. The resolution is the narrator wants audience to help them, do everything that we can do to help those children. Stop ignoring, Stop abusing, Stop killing.

Protagonist and Antagonist: I thought the protagonist are the children who are suffering and abusing in Brazil. The antagonist could be the government or people who abuse this children.

Three act structure:  The first act is the narrator telling us where is Brazil and how this city looks like. The second act is street children suffering in Brazil. And the third one is the narrator give an information to the worldwide, he hope this video can help those children to change their situation.

Hero’s Journey

The story starts with a great landscape in Brazil at 0:23 ‘ It’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world’ and then narrator turns to introduce the street children in Brazil. The narrator might meet with mentor who offer the images of homeless children

Digital Narrative Features

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This video displays on the YouTube.


The most of videos in the Youtube or Vimeo have the similarity modules such as a play button, a stop button, and also have a share button which you can share videos to others, you also can press the ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ button.  you also can repost it on the other social media platforms or in you personal Blog if you got the permission, such as WordPress Wix etc;

Variable: It’s on the Youtube, so It actually wouldn’t be reconfigured and recombined.


The music and images are programmable, it can be scaling an images or change the colour of the video file.


Participatory elements The section where the viewers can interact. It allows viewers to manipulate, contribute to, They can share it to various social media platforms, such as google, Facebook, Vimeo LinkIn etc; people allow to leave the comments.