This essay considers the significance of numerous story forms for engaged communication scholarship. I demonstrate the value of creative analytic practices in two interwoven ways. To begin, I draw on the work of John Dewey to position interpretive inquiry as the work of art. Meanwhile, I reflect on my experiences co-producing an ethnographic documentary on pediatric cancer care to illustrate the methodological strengths of audio-visual storytelling. The essay closes with a call to broaden interpretive inquiry to include more tangible sounds and visions in our attempts to understand all-too-human predicaments.

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