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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.

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For documentary filmmakers, our crazy news cycle is a nightmare — and a dream come true - Washington Post

Washington Post

For documentary filmmakers, our crazy news cycle is a nightmare — and a dream come true
Washington Post
Documentary filmmakers typically spend years working on a movie about the big picture. But what happens when the big picture keeps changing? These turns of events can be fortuitous, as they were for “Get Me Roger Stone.” With the surprise results of ...
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How Hot Docs, North America's Smartest Festival, Could Anoint an Oscar Winner - IndieWire

IndieWire

How Hot Docs, North America's Smartest Festival, Could Anoint an Oscar Winner
IndieWire
... the documentary world,” said director Cullen Hoback, who brought his sharp pollution whodunit “What Lies Upstream” first to Slamdance, then to Hot Docs (Preferred Content is seeking a buyer). “It brings in distributors, financiers, and other ...

World Documentary filmmakers hope to raise money to build schools in Kurdistan Region - Kurdistan24

Kurdistan24

World Documentary filmmakers hope to raise money to build schools in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan24
MONTREAL, Canada (Kurdistan24) – Three documentary filmmakers will premiere their film, “The Longest Road,” at a fundraiser in Montreal on Wednesday to help young Christian and Yezidi (Ezidi) victims of the Islamic State (IS) in the Kurdistan Region.

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