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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
Documentary filmmakers fear more legal challenges in Trump era - Columbia Journalism Review

Columbia Journalism Review

Documentary filmmakers fear more legal challenges in Trump era
Columbia Journalism Review
A few days after Donald Trump was elected president, a respected documentary film director met with a roomful of potential backers and distributors in New York City. The director was making a film about questionable contributions to Republican ...

808 documentary: Filmmakers make a playlist | EW.com - Entertainment Weekly

808 documentary: Filmmakers make a playlist | EW.com
Entertainment Weekly
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MY GADGET: Amelia Hapsari - All kinds of documentary filmmaking gadgets - Jakarta Post

MY GADGET: Amelia Hapsari - All kinds of documentary filmmaking gadgets
Jakarta Post
Documentary filmmaker Amelia Hapsari has always been very passionate about building a path to bring Indonesian documentaries to the next level. The program director of the In-Docs documentary film initiative works hard to build an audience for ...

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