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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
Fred Simon, 71, documentary filmmaker and professor - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

Fred Simon, 71, documentary filmmaker and professor
The Boston Globe
In 1984, filmmaker and producer Fred Simon said he made documentaries that zeroed in on subjects in a “talking head” style because he wanted to focus on the words of the speaker, not the questions of the interviewer or expository footage. “Probably ...

The Frontier of Documentary Filmmaking at MoMA - Hyperallergic - Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

The Frontier of Documentary Filmmaking at MoMA - Hyperallergic
Hyperallergic
Opening on February 16, the 2017 edition of the Doc Fortnight festival showcases films about humanitarian crises, politically charged art projects, and more.

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Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmakers Talk Impact of Donald Trump - TheWrap

TheWrap

Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmakers Talk Impact of Donald Trump
TheWrap
Three Oscar nominated documentary filmmakers believe that their medium has taken on a new importance in the era of President Donald Trump. Spencer Averick, producer of Ava DuVernay's documentary about mass incarceration, “13th,” discussed the ...
Streaming Sites are Threatening Hollywood and Inspiring Indie FilmmakersResource Magazine

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