The soundtrack of the TV spot Village tells a story of its own. Some of the sounds communicate meaning very close to the visuals, for example by creating an African soundscape. But the soundtrack also supplies narrative elements of its own, which is most remarkable when it adds a happy ending to the sombre message of the spot. This article identifies the sonic, communicative elements of the spot and describes the main narrative functions of the soundtrack.
Short Film Studies, 2010, Vol 1, Issue 1, p. 131-134