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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
FBI posed as documentary filmmakers to conduct interviews with Bundy Ranch supporters - Washington Times

Washington Times

FBI posed as documentary filmmakers to conduct interviews with Bundy Ranch supporters
Washington Times
Undercover FBI agents disguised as documentary filmmakers were deployed to the Nevada desert in 2014 to speak with supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy amid an armed standoff with the federal government, an agent testified this week. Testifying on behalf ...
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FBI agents 'posed as filmmakers to bust Bundy ranch militia'talkRADIO (press release)
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How To Connect With The World's Best Documentary Filmmakers - Forbes

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How To Connect With The World's Best Documentary Filmmakers
Forbes
Hands down, the best $100 I ever spent was to join FiReFilms, which not only provides me with direct private access to world-changing documentary films but also enables me to connect personally with many of these films' directors. Today — on an ...

CIFF 2017 honors acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James - cleveland.com

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CIFF 2017 honors acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James
cleveland.com
Steve James, director of the award-winning 1994 film "Hoops Dreams" and many other acclaimed documentaries, comes to the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival as the recipient of the Director's Spotlight Award. (Aaron Wickenden/Kartemquin Films).

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