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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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Documentary filmmakers launch fundraising campaign for in-depth film on indigenous Amazonian communities - ScreenAnarchy (blog)

ScreenAnarchy (blog)

Documentary filmmakers launch fundraising campaign for in-depth film on indigenous Amazonian communities
ScreenAnarchy (blog)
Documentary filmmakers, Adam Punzano and Joe Tucker, are seeking funds to complete their documentary on the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $10,000 in order to take the documentary through ...

Legal and Business Basics for Documentary Filmmakers - New York Law Journal (registration)

Legal and Business Basics for Documentary Filmmakers
New York Law Journal (registration)
Documentary films vary in look and purpose. Some advocate a point of view and are a form of social activism. Others are more "evenhanded" and present multiple views of an issue in journalistic fashion. There are historical, biographical and scientific ...

'Weiner' Directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg Discuss Anthony Weiner's Downfall - IndieWire

IndieWire

'Weiner' Directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg Discuss Anthony Weiner's Downfall
IndieWire
This year's IFP Film Week featured a case study of the critically acclaimed documentary, featuring producer Julie Goldman and co-directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. The panel touched on a number of elements about making “Weiner,” but also the ...
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