Movies can tell us where our society is, and where it is trying to go.
The films nominated this year for Best Picture at the Academy Awards tell a wide range of stories: young adults coming of age, commentary on race and power, a retelling of historical events and even a love story between a mute woman and a fish-man.
Here are some lessons that PR pros (and professional storytellers) can incorporate into their work.
***Disclaimer: Some spoilers ahead.***
1. “Call Me by Your Name”
IMDB summary: “In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.”
The takeaway: Universal experiences can resonate across diverse audiences.