Documentary Movies

Documentary Movies

About Documentary Movies

Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A 'documentary film' was originally shot on film stockthe only medium availablebut now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. 'Documentary' has been described as a 'filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception' that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.