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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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MacArthur Foundation Awards $5.7M To Support Diversity For Doc ... - Deadline

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MacArthur Foundation Awards $5.7M To Support Diversity For Doc ...
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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will be awarding $5.7M in grant money to seven organizations to "support professional nonfiction media ...
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Documentary Filmmaking Has a Race Problem, and This Festival May Have the Solution - IndieWire

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Documentary Filmmaking Has a Race Problem, and This Festival May Have the Solution
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Filmmakers of color rarely get hired by the powerful production companies, and they are not getting supported enough by broadcasters and funders to tell their own stories. All too often, white documentary filmmakers are the ones telling the stories of ...

How Two Filmmakers Spent 6 Years On Amanda Knox's Case and Changed Minds About the Sensational Murder ... - PEOPLE.com

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How Two Filmmakers Spent 6 Years On Amanda Knox's Case and Changed Minds About the Sensational Murder ...
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Guilt or innocence was never the question that drove a pair of documentary filmmakers to dive into the tabloid-ready murder case of Amanda Knox. Fueled by allegations of sex games gone wrong, the 2007 arrests of Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele ...

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