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Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Images organization and structure, sounds (text and interviews) as much as the author point of view determines the type of documentary.

Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series.

The chronological sequence of material, narrator figure treatment, the nature of the materials, completely real, recreations, infographic images, etc. lead to a wide variety of formats, ranging from pure documentary to creative documentaries, reaching docudrama (format in which the characters are played by themselves), reaching to fake documentary also known as a 'mockumentary'.

Often, fictional television programs adopt a structure and narrative mode very close to the documentary, and in turn, some documentary reproduce resources proper of works of fiction's creation. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Documentary Filmmakers in the News
Documentary Filmmakers On Why They Love Netflix – TCA - Deadline

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Documentary Filmmakers On Why They Love Netflix – TCA
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“And…this is not in any way like a plug, but…the girls in the film don't watch films on anything but Netflix – same with their friends,” Bauer said. Virunga netflix documentary billboard Topping that, Orlando von Einsiedel, director of Virunga, said ...

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National Geographic Channel Announces A Documentary Event From Award-winning ... - PR Newswire (press release)

National Geographic Channel Announces A Documentary Event From Award-winning ...
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Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films in recent ...

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Happy Birthday song copyright invalid, filmmakers allege - CBC.ca

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Happy Birthday song copyright invalid, filmmakers allege
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Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson was making a movie about the song's origins that required her to pay $1,500 US to Warner Music for the rights to play the iconic tune in the movie. That compelled her and her production company, Good Morning To ...
Surprise! You may soon be able to sing 'Happy Birthday' on film without being ...Washington Post
Filmmakers fighting “Happy Birthday” copyright find their “smoking gun”Ars Technica UK
The “Happy Birthday” song might not actually be copyrighted after allConsequence of Sound (blog)
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