Audiovisually, the film corresponds to this performative narrativity when, at the moment Saeed utters the words "I owe my life [...] to a donkey", once more the viewer observes archival material of the war of 1948.
Immediately after the film audiovisually returns to the personal narratives.
Thus, we may argue that for these journalists, keeping control over the multimodal framing of emotional stories reflects their attempts to be coherent with their existing attitudes and therefore to avoid any dissonance between their perception of the newsworthiness of emotions and how those emotions are made (audiovisually
) salient in their stories.
These patterns thus recover (and audiovisually
adapt) the ancient Greek paideia where the formation of values was proposed by and from Homeric fiction-a paideia which Plato opposed as he advocated for conceptual rationalism (Jaeger, 1992).
In Getting Better: Television and Moral Progress (1991) Perkinson argues that the introduction of television gave us a dominant medium that encodes the world audiovisually
and analogically, and therefore emphasizes relationships.