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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
Region's documentary filmmakers show work in Davidson - Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer

Region's documentary filmmakers show work in Davidson
Charlotte Observer
The film is one of three by local documentary filmmakers that the Davidson Film Club will screen at its first local filmmakers showcase on May 7. Also being shown are “My Luchador” by Charlotte filmmaker Shea Sizemore and “Le Terroriste,” which was ...

This year's Maryland Film Festival highlights some new directions for documentaries - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun

This year's Maryland Film Festival highlights some new directions for documentaries
Baltimore Sun
For those who think documentary films are about straight-ahead truth-telling, Robert Greene's "Kate Plays Christine" could make their heads explode. Greene's film, screening Thursday and Friday as part of this week's Maryland Film Festival, looks at ...

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On Garlic Day, a tribute by one of America's greatest documentary filmmakers - Scroll.in

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On Garlic Day, a tribute by one of America's greatest documentary filmmakers
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Independent American documentary director Les Blank is best known for his films on musicians, including The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1968), Chulas Fronteras (1976), about the musical traditions on the border between Mexico and Texas, and ...

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