A Multimodal Analysis of Discourse and Narrative in Kurdish Television Documentaries

Proceedings of The World Conference on Media and Communication

Year: 2021

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A Multimodal Analysis of Discourse and Narrative in Kurdish Television Documentaries

li Abdullah Saleh, Assis. Prof. Dr Kawa Abdulkareem Rasul, Assis. Prof.Dr. Ken Fero

 

ABSTRACT: 

From the perspective of multimodal discourse analysis, this paper analyses Kurdish television documentary film that produced by Kurdish television during the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ISIS period in Iraq, exploring the discourse of the film by examining the visual, verbal, soundtracks and montage modes, also considering how those modes work together to create narrative structure in the extracted film. The investigation has been done through applying Visual Grammar by Kress & Van Leeuwen (2020; 2006; 1996), Image and audio linking by Van Leeuwen (2005), and music by Machin (2010). To deconstruct the elements of documentary film A modern software named Multimodal Video analysis by Kay L. O’Halloran & E (2013), and Multimodal transcription by Baldry & Thibault (2006) have been applied. Through the deployment of various modes in the dynamic discourse, results show ISIS brutality, ISIS crimes against Kurdish people, and displacement of Innocent civilians including children.

keywords: MDA, Kurds, ISIS, Documentary films, Rudaw TV.