Narrative Plenitude

Narrative Plenitude

“Narrative Plenitude” is a project that celebrates and shares the diverse stories of people living in the present society. This term was originally coined by award-winning novelist, Viet Thanh Nguyen. He explains how Asian Americans live in an economy of narrative scarcity where mainstream culture distorts or erases us in stories. Feeling deprived of representation, we must fight to tell our own stories.

Hollywood continues to project the same stories over and over again. There is a lack of stories being told about all the many facets of and perspectives that are unfolding daily in our diverse society—every single one of which deserves the honor of being shared authentically to the world, not forced to fit into a narrative already templated out by mainstream media.

The concept of narrative scarcity exists for all minorities. In order to break the cycle, we must work together to inject our own truths and realities into the world. We must tell stories that are raw, real, and tell the truth of who we really are. No matter how good or bad the narratives are, the key is to achieve more. By doing this, we hope to activate a global discussion to achieve narrative plenitude, one authentic story at a time.

“Narrative Plenitude” は多様性と、人々の豊かなストーリーを掘り下げ、シェアしていくプロジェクトです。この言葉は小説家、Viet Thanh Nguyenが最初に使用した言葉です。彼は、アジア系アメリカ人が、主流のメディアで歪曲した描写に晒されたり、存在を消されたりと、"物語の欠乏"の中で生きている、と主張しています。アジア人のみならず、「マイノリティ」と位置づけられる人々の多くは、自分たちの物語を語るためには、声を上げて戦わなくてはいけない社会の中で生きています。

ハリウッドは、白人の異性愛者の男性が白人女性を助け出す、同じストーリーを何度も何度も映す。そのスクリーンには、様々な文化圏の、様々な嗜好を持つ人々が、多種多様な視点から語る物語が不足しています。アジア人や黒人、LGBTQ+の人々などを主人公に据えた物語は、現状「傑作」でなければ主流メディアに載せることができません。

感動的じゃなくてもいい。王道じゃなくてもいい。生々しく、リアルで、多様な「あなた」の物語が知りたい。そんな想いから、Narrative Plenitudeのプロジェクトは立ち上がりました。

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  • Art Director
    大黒大悟
  • Designer
    大黒大悟、東門光香
  • Motion Graphics
    東門光香
  • Photographer
    Sean Hazen
  • Project Manager
    Intertrend Communications, Tanya Raukko, Victoria Luong
  • Production
    Joyce Lu
  • Social Media Manager
    Charis Poon
  • Art Director
    Daigo Daikoku
  • Designer
    Daigo Daikoku, Mika Tohmon
  • Motion Graphics
    Mika Tohmon
  • Photographer
    Sean Hazen
  • Project Manager
    Intertrend Communications, Tanya Raukko, Victoria Luong
  • Production
    Joyce Lu
  • Social Media Manager
    Charis Poon

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