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Index Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. [1]

266 relations: A Diary for Timothy, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Actuality film, Adolf Hitler, Albert and David Maysles, Alberto Cavalcanti, Allan King, America's Most Wanted, An Inconvenient Truth, André Leroi-Gourhan, Animated documentary, Art release, Asia Pacific Vision, Auguste and Louis Lumière, Augusto Pinochet, Bachelor of Arts, Bali, Baraka (film), Barbara Kopple, Basil Blackwell, Basil Wright, Benjamin Britten, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, Bill Nichols, Biography (TV series), Bodysong, Bolesław Matuszewski, Borinage, Box office, Brașov, British Film Institute, Bucharest, California State University, Fullerton, Cambridge University Press, Capitalism, Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness, Chile, Chris Marker, Chronique d'un été, Cinéma vérité, Citizen media, Clément Maurice, Coal Face, Concert film, Constance Bennett, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, D. A. Pennebaker, Dance film, David A. Goldsmith, Direct Cinema, ..., Direct-to-video, Docudrama, Docufiction, Document, Documentary film, Documentary Film Movement, Documentary mode, Documentary practice, Dont Look Back, Duke University Press, DVD, Dziga Vertov, Earth (2007 film), Emile de Antonio, Enoch J. Rector, Eric Manes, Erik Barnouw, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Ernest Shackleton, Errol Morris, Esfir Shub, Ethnofiction, Ethnographic film, Eugène-Louis Doyen, Exoticism, Eyes on the Prize, Fahrenheit 9/11, Film, Film stock, Filmmaking, Fires Were Started, First Nations, Food, Inc., Frank Capra, Frank Hurley, Frederick Wiseman, Fredric Jameson, French language, French New Wave, Gasland, Genesis (2004 film), Genre, Georges Sadoul, Gheorghe Marinescu, Girl Rising, Grass (1925 film), Grey Gardens, Grierson Awards, Harlan County, USA, Harry Watt, Henri Storck, Henry de La Falaise, Humphrey Jennings, Igloo, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, In the Land of the Head Hunters, Indiana University Press, Indochina, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Ion Creangă, J. B. Priestley, Jean Rouch, John Berger, John Grierson, Joris Ivens, Joseph Goebbels, Karl G. Heider, Ken Burns, Kinemacolor, Kino-Pravda, Kony 2012, Koyaanisqatsi, Land Without Bread, Latin America, László Moholy-Nagy, Legong (film), Leni Riefenstahl, Les raquetteurs, List of directors and producers of documentaries, List of documentary film festivals, List of documentary films, Living on One Dollar, Lonely Boy (film), Luc de Heusch, Luis Buñuel, Man with a Movie Camera, Manhatta, March of the Penguins, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Marlon Riggs, Martin Kunert, Merian C. Cooper, Michael Moore, Mihai Eminescu, Mircea Dumitrescu, Miriam Hansen, Moana (1926 film), Mockumentary, Mondo film, Moscow Clad in Snow, N.Y., N.Y. (film), Nanook of the North, Narrative film, National Film Board of Canada, National Geographic (U.S. TV channel), Nature documentary, Nazism, Neocolonialism, Neurology, New Deal, New media, New York City, Newsreel, Night Mail, Non-fiction, Nuremberg Rally, Octavio Getino, Oskar Fischinger, Outline of film, Oxford University Press, Paramount Pictures, Pare Lorentz, Paris, Participatory video, Pathé, Paul Rotha, Pierre Bismuth, Pierre Perrault, Point of Order (film), Political cinema, Primary (film), Primitivism, Princeton University Press, Prizma, Propaganda film, Public-access television, Qatsi trilogy, Quebec, Radio, Reality, Reality film, Reality television, Recorded history, Religulous, Richard Leacock, Rien que les heures, Robert Drew, Robert Hughes (critic), Robert J. Flaherty, Roger & Me, Roman Kroitor, Romania, Romanticism, Ron Burnett, Routledge, Saint Petersburg, Salam Neighbor, Salesman (1969 film), Salvador Allende, Sans Soleil, Shooting ratio, Slow motion, Soviet Union, Spike Lee, Sponsored film, Stefan Themerson, Super Size Me, Surrealism, Susan Froemke, Technicolor, Television, Television documentary, The Christian Science Monitor, The City (1939 film), The Civil War (miniseries), The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, The Hour of the Furnaces, The Plow That Broke the Plains, The River (1938 film), The Shock of the New, The Song of Ceylon, The Sun (New York City), The Thin Blue Line (1988 film), Time-lapse photography, Titicut Follies, Tobacco, Travel documentary, Triumph of the Will, UNESCO, United States Congress, University of California Press, University of Minnesota Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, University of Texas Press, University of Toronto Press, Veronica Micle, Video, Video game, Visions du Réel, Visual anthropology, Voices of Iraq, W. H. Auden, Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy, Walter Ruttmann, Warsaw, Wayne State University Press, Web documentary, Werner Nold, Wesleyan University Press, Why We Fight, Willard Van Dyke, With Our King and Queen Through India, Wolf Koenig, Women's cinema, 4 Little Girls, 500 Years Later. Expand index (216 more) »

A Diary for Timothy

A Diary for Timothy (1945) is a British documentary film directed by Humphrey Jennings.

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Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is an award for documentary films.

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Actuality film

The actuality film is a non-fiction film genre that, like the documentary film, uses footage of real events, places, and things, yet unlike the documentary is not structured into a larger argument, picture of the phenomenon or coherent whole.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Albert and David Maysles

Albert (November 26, 1926 – March 5, 2015) and his brother David (January 10, 1931 – January 3, 1987) Maysles were an American documentary filmmaking team known for their work in the Direct Cinema style.

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Alberto Cavalcanti

Alberto de Almeida Cavalcanti (February 6, 1897 – August 23, 1982) was a Brazilian-born film director and producer.

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Allan King

Allan Winton King, (February 6, 1930 – June 15, 2009) was a Canadian film director.

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America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted is an American television program that was produced by 20th Television.

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An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate made in the film, he has given more than a thousand times.

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André Leroi-Gourhan

André Leroi-Gourhan (25 August 1911 – 19 February 1986) was a French archaeologist, paleontologist, paleoanthropologist, and anthropologist with an interest in technology and aesthetics and a penchant for philosophical reflection.

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Animated documentary

The animated documentary is a genre of film which combines animation and documentary.

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Art release

An art release is the premiere of an artistic production and its presentation and marketing to the public.

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Asia Pacific Vision

Asia Pacific Vision (APV) is a provider of news, factual and corporate television content across the Asia Pacific Region.

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Auguste and Louis Lumière

The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas; 19 October 1862 – 10 April 1954) and Louis Jean; 5 October 1864 – 7 June 1948), were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph, which in contrast to Thomas Edison's "peepshow" kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties.

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Augusto Pinochet

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean general, politician and the dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 who remained the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army until 1998 and was also President of the Government Junta of Chile between 1973 and 1981.

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Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

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Bali (Balinese:, Indonesian: Pulau Bali, Provinsi Bali) is an island and province of Indonesia with the biggest Hindu population.

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Baraka (film)

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke.

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Barbara Kopple

Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American film director known primarily for her documentary work.

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Basil Blackwell

Sir Basil Henry Blackwell (29 May 18899 April 1984) was born in Oxford, England.

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Basil Wright

Basil Wright (12 June 1907, Sutton, Surrey – 14 October 1987, Frieth, Buckinghamshire, England) was a documentary filmmaker, film historian, film critic and teacher.

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Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist.

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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis

Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis or Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund.

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Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols (born 1942) is an American film critic and theoretician best known for his pioneering work as founder of the contemporary study of documentary film.

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Biography (TV series)

Biography is a documentary television series with three separate original broadcast runs: two syndicated runs (1961–1964 & 1979), and the recent run on A&E (1987–2006), which was moved to A&E's Biography Channel/FYI (2006–2012). Each episode was accompanied by a narration, using stock footage, on-camera interviews, and photographs of the people's lives. Biography was expanded into a franchise (2017) by using the previous logo for mini-series and movies (Biography Movies series) across A&E Networks' channels. The original version (1961–1963) was a half-hour filmed series produced for syndication by David Wolper and hosted by Mike Wallace. It featured historical figures such as Helen Keller and Mark Twain. A 1979 revival of Biography aired briefly on CBS covering a more recent collection of influential figures such as Idi Amin and Walt Disney. The A&E series placed the emphasis on modern celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Queen Elizabeth II. It also included fictional characters like Superman, Betty Boop, and Santa Claus. With this large catalog of profiled figures, A&E created a spin-off network called The Biography Channel (1998). Initially, most of the episodes featured the life stories of historical figures (similar to the original version) or present political or social leaders. People such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Enrico Caruso, and Eva Perón were profiled. After a few years, however, the show began producing episodes on figures from pop culture, including Britney Spears, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, and Marilyn Manson. This move away from purely intellectual subject matter has been criticized by some. Figures covered from the business and technology world include Sam Walton, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, J. C. Penney, Dave Thomas, Colonel Sanders, Bernie Marcus, and Arthur Blank.

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Bodysong is a 2003 BAFTA winning documentary about human life and the human condition directed by Simon Pummell and produced by Janine Marmot.

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Bolesław Matuszewski

Bolesław Matuszewski (August 19, 1856 Pińczów, – c.1943 or 1944; in French texts Boleslas Matuszewski) - Polish businessman, photographer and cameraman, pioneer of cinematography and documentary film.

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The Borinage is an area in the Walloon province of Hainaut in Belgium.

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Box office

A box office or ticket office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event.

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Brașov (Corona, Kronstadt, Transylvanian Saxon: Kruhnen, Brassó) is a city in Romania and the administrative centre of Brașov County.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Bucharest (București) is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.

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California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF or Cal State Fullerton) is a public research university in Fullerton, California.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.

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Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) is a silent film about a poor farmer in Nan Province (Northern Thailand) and his daily struggle for survival in the jungle, the film was directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Chris Marker

Chris Marker (29 July 1921 – 29 July 2012) was a French writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist.

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Chronique d'un été

Chronique d'un été ("Chronicle of a Summer") is a 1961 French documentary film shot during the summer of 1960 by sociologist Edgar Morin and anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, with the technical and aesthetic collaboration of Québécois director-cameraman Michel Brault.

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Cinéma vérité

Cinéma vérité ("truthful cinema") is a style of documentary filmmaking, invented by Jean Rouch, inspired by Dziga Vertov's theory about Kino-Pravda and influenced by Robert Flaherty’s films.

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Citizen media

The term citizen media refers to forms of content produced by private citizens who are otherwise not professional journalists.

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Clément Maurice

Clément Maurice (1853–1933) was a French photographer, film director, and producer.

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Coal Face

Coal Face is a 1935 British documentary film short directed by Alberto Cavalcanti.

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Concert film

A concert film or concert movie, is a type of documentary film, the subject of which is an extended live performance or concert by either a musician or a stand-up comedian.

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Constance Bennett

Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 – July 24, 1965) was an American stage, film, radio and television actress.

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment is a 1963 cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Robert Drew.

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D. A. Pennebaker

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Dance film

A dance film is a film in which dance is used to reveal the central themes of the film, whether these themes be connected to narrative or story, states of being, or more experimental and formal concerns.

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David A. Goldsmith

David A. Goldsmith lives in Italy and Britain.

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Direct Cinema

Direct Cinema is a documentary genre that originated between 1958 and 1962 in North America, principally in the Canadian province of Quebec and the United States, and developed by Jean Rouch in France.

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Direct-to-video or straight-to-video refers to the release of a film to the public immediately on home video formats rather than a theatrical release or television broadcast.

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A docudrama (or documentary drama) is a genre of radio and television programming, feature film, and staged theatre, which features dramatized re-enactments of actual events.

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Docufiction (or docu-fiction), often confused with docudrama, is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction, this term often meaning narrative film.

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A document is a written, drawn, presented, or memorialized representation of thought.

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Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

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Documentary Film Movement

The Documentary Film Movement is the group of British filmmakers, led by John Grierson, who were influential in British film culture in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Documentary mode

Documentary mode is a conceptual scheme developed by American documentary theorist Bill Nichols that seeks to distinguish particular traits and conventions of various documentary film styles.

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Documentary practice

Documentary practice is the process of creating documentary projects.

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Dont Look Back

Look Back is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England.

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Duke University Press

Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.

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DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.

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Dziga Vertov

Dziga Vertov (Дзига Вертов; born David Abelevich Kaufman, Дави́д А́белевич Ка́уфман., and also known as Denis Kaufman; 2 January 1896 – 12 February 1954) was a Soviet pioneer documentary film and newsreel director, as well as a cinema theorist.

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Earth (2007 film)

Earth is a 2007 nature documentary film which depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet.

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Emile de Antonio

Emile Francisco de Antonio (May 14, 1919 – December 15, 1989) was an American director and producer of documentary films, usually detailing political, social, and counterculture events circa 1960s–1980s.

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Enoch J. Rector

Enoch J. Rector (October 9, 1863 – January 26, 1957) was an American boxing film promoter and early cinema technician.

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Eric Manes

Eric Manes is a feature film and television writer and producer, owner of Swiss chocolate company Coco Suisse with his wife Marianne Manes, and a State of California Registered Investment Advisor.

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Erik Barnouw

Erik Barnouw (June 23, 1908 – July 19, 2001) was a U.S. historian of radio and television broadcasting.

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Ernest B. Schoedsack

Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack (June 8, 1893 – December 23, 1979) was an American motion picture cinematographer, producer, and director.

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Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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Errol Morris

Errol Mark Morris (born February 5, 1948) is an American film director primarily of documentaries examining and investigating, among other things, authorities and eccentrics.

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Esfir Shub

Esfir Shub (Russian: Эсфи́рь Ильи́нична Шуб; 16 March 1894, Surazh, Russian Empire – 21 September 1959, Moscow, Soviet Union), also referred to as Esther Il'inichna Shub, was a pioneering Soviet filmmaker and editor in both the mainstream and documentary fields.

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Ethnofiction is a neologism which refers to an ethnographic docufiction, a blend of documentary and fictional film in the area of visual anthropology.

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Ethnographic film

An ethnographic film is a non-fiction film, often similar to a documentary film, historically dealing with non-Western people, and sometimes associated with anthropology.

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Eugène-Louis Doyen

Eugène-Louis Doyen (December 16, 1859 – November 21, 1916) was a French surgeon born in Reims.

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Exoticism (from 'exotic') is a trend in European art and design, influenced by some ethnic groups or civilizations from the late 19th-century.

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Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize is an American television series and 14-part documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 American documentary film directed, written by, and starring filmmaker, director and political commentator Michael Moore.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Film stock

Film stock is an analog medium that is used for recording motion pictures or animation.

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Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.

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Fires Were Started

Fires Were Started is a 1943 British film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings, filmed in documentary style, showing the lives of firefighters through the Blitz during the Second World War.

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First Nations

In Canada, the First Nations (Premières Nations) are the predominant indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle.

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Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner.

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Frank Capra

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Frank Hurley

James Francis Hurley, OBE (15 October 1885 – 16 January 1962) was an Australian photographer and adventurer.

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Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman (born January 1, 1930) is an American filmmaker, documentarian, and theatre director.

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Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson (born April 14, 1934) is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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French New Wave

New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) is often referred to as one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.

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Gasland is a 2010 American documentary written and directed by Josh Fox.

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Genesis (2004 film)

Genesis is a 2004 documentary film written and directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou that explores the origins of earth and its inhabitants.

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Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.

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Georges Sadoul

Georges Sadoul (4 February 1904 – 13 October 1967) was a French journalist and cinema writer.

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Gheorghe Marinescu

Gheorghe Marinescu (28 February 1863 – 15 May 1938) was a Romanian neurologist, founder of the Romanian School of Neurology.

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Girl Rising

Girl Rising is a global movement for girls' education, based primarily around a 2013 feature film, Girl Rising.

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Grass (1925 film)

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) is a documentary film which follows a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe of Lurs in Persia as they and their herds make their seasonal journey to better pastures.

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Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is a 1975 American documentary film by Albert and David Maysles.

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Grierson Awards

The Grierson Awards celebrate innovative and exciting new documentary films.

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Harlan County, USA

Harlan County, USA is a 1976 Oscar-winning documentary film covering the "Brookside Strike", an effort of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Duke Power Company-owned Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine and Prep Plant in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.

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Harry Watt

Harry Watt (18 October 19062 April 1987) was a Scottish documentary and feature film director, who began his career working for John Grierson and Robert Flaherty.

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Henri Storck

Henri Storck (5 September 1907 – 17 September 1999) was a Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist.

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Henry de La Falaise

Henry de La Falaise, Marquis de La Coudraye (born James Henry Le Bailly de La Falaise, February 11, 1898 – April 10, 1972), was a French nobleman, translator, film director, film producer, sometime actor, and war hero who was best known for his high-profile marriages to two leading Hollywood actresses.

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Humphrey Jennings

Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings (19 August 1907 – 24 September 1950) was an English documentary filmmaker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organisation.

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An igloo (Inuit languages: iglu, Inuktitut syllabics ᐃᒡᓗ (plural: igluit ᐃᒡᓗᐃᑦ)), also known as a snow house or snow hut, is a type of shelter built of snow, typically built when the snow can be easily compacted.

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Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–17), also known as the Endurance Expedition, is considered the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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In the Land of the Head Hunters

In the Land of the Head Hunters (also called In the Land of the War Canoes) is a 1914 silent film fictionalizing the world of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, written and directed by Edward S. Curtis and acted entirely by Kwakwaka'wakw native people.

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Indiana University Press

Indiana University Press, also known as IU Press, is an academic publisher founded in 1950 at Indiana University that specializes in the humanities and social sciences.

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Indochina, originally Indo-China, is a geographical term originating in the early nineteenth century and referring to the continental portion of the region now known as Southeast Asia.

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's largest documentary film festival held annually since 1988 in Amsterdam.

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Ion Creangă

Ion Creangă (also known as Nică al lui Ștefan a Petrei, Ion Torcălău and Ioan Ștefănescu; March 1, 1837 – December 31, 1889) was a Moldavian, later Romanian writer, raconteur and schoolteacher.

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J. B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley, OM (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), known by his pen name J.B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator and broadcaster.

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Jean Rouch

Jean Rouch (31 May 1917 – 18 February 2004) was a French filmmaker and anthropologist.

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John Berger

John Peter Berger (5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet.

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John Grierson

John Grierson CBE (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film.

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Joris Ivens

Georg Henri Anton "Joris" Ivens (18 November 1898 – 28 June 1989) was a Dutch documentary filmmaker.

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Joseph Goebbels

Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

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Karl G. Heider

Karl Heider (born January 21, 1935) is an American visual anthropologist.

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Ken Burns

Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.

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Kinemacolor was the first successful color motion picture process, used commercially from 1908 to 1914.

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Kino-Pravda (translation) was a series of 23 newsreels by Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman.

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Kony 2012

Kony 2012 is a short documentary film produced by Invisible Children, Inc. (authors of Invisible Children).

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Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 American experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

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Land Without Bread

Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (1933), (English: Land Without Bread or Unpromised Land) is a 27-minute-long documentary film (ethnofiction) directed by Luis Buñuel and co-produced by Buñuel and Ramón Acin.

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Latin America

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

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László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy (born László Weisz; July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school.

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Legong (film)

Legong: Dance of the Virgins is a 1935 film, one of the last feature films shot using the two-color Technicolor process, and one of the last silent films shot in Hollywood.

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Leni Riefenstahl

Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer.

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Les raquetteurs

Les raquetteurs is a 1958 Direct Cinema documentary film co-directed by Michel Brault and Gilles Groulx.

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List of directors and producers of documentaries

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List of documentary film festivals

Documentary film festivals are film festivals devoted solely to documentary film, which is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality.

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List of documentary films

This is an alphabetical list of documentary films with Wikipedia articles.

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Living on One Dollar

Living on One Dollar is a documentary film directed, produced and edited by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, and Ryan Christofferson.

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Lonely Boy (film)

Lonely Boy is a 1962 cinéma vérité documentary about the former teen sensation Paul Anka.

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Luc de Heusch

Luc de Heusch (7 May 1927 – 7 August 2012) was a Belgian filmmaker, writer, and anthropologist, professor emeritus at the Free University of Brussels.

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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel Portolés (22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France.

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Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera (Человек с кино-аппаратом (Chelovek s kinoapparatom), Людина з кіноапаратом (Liudyna z Kinoaparatom) – sometimes called A Man with a Movie Camera, The Man with the Movie Camera, The Man with a Camera, The Man with the Kinocamera, or Living Russia) – is an experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova.

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Manhatta (1921) is a short documentary film directed by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand.

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March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins (French La Marche de l'empereur) is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society.

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Margaret Mead Film Festival

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is an annual film festival held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Marlon Riggs

Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was an American filmmaker, educator (professor), poet, and gay rights activist.

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Martin Kunert

Martin Kunert (Marcin Stanisław Kunert-Dziewanowski) is a feature film and television writer, director and producer; and since 2010, a photographer.

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Merian C. Cooper

Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893 – April 21, 1973) was an American aviator, United States Air Force and Polish Air Force officer, adventurer, screenwriter, film director, and producer.

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Michael Moore

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American documentary filmmaker, activist, and author.

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Mihai Eminescu

Mihai Eminescu (born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.

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Mircea Dumitrescu

Mircea Dumitrescu (September 3, 1926 – March 11, 2005) was a film critic, professor and essayist.

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Miriam Hansen

Miriam Hansen (28 April 1949 – 5 February 2011) was a film historian who made important contributions to the study of early cinema and mass culture.

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Moana (1926 film)

Moana is a 1926 American documentary film, or more strictly a work of "docufiction" that was directed by Robert J. Flaherty, the creator of Nanook of the North (1922).

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A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.

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Mondo film

A mondo film (from the Italian word for "world") is an exploitation documentary film, sometimes resembling a pseudo-documentary and usually depicting sensational topics, scenes, or situations.

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Moscow Clad in Snow

Moscow Clad in Snow is a 1909 short silent documentary film directed by Joseph-Louis Mundwiller about winter in Moscow 1908.

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N.Y., N.Y. (film)

N.Y., N.Y. is a 1957 film by director Francis Thompson.

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Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic) is a 1922 American silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty, with elements of docudrama, at a time when the concept of separating films into documentary and drama did not yet exist.

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Narrative film

Narrative film, fictional film or fiction film is a film that tells a fictional or fictionalized story, event or narrative.

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National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (or simply National Film Board or NFB) (French: Office national du film du Canada, or ONF) is Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor.

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National Geographic (U.S. TV channel)

National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by National Geographic Partners, majority-owned by 21st Century Fox with the remainder owned by the National Geographic Society.

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Nature documentary

A natural history film or wildlife film is a documentary film about animals, plants, or other non-human living creatures, usually concentrating on film taken in their natural habitat but also often including footage of trained and captive animals.

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National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.

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Neocolonialism, neo-colonialism or neo-imperialism is the practice of using capitalism, globalization and cultural imperialism to influence a developing country in lieu of direct military control (imperialism) or indirect political control (hegemony).

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Neurology (from νεῦρον (neûron), "string, nerve" and the suffix -logia, "study of") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system.

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New Deal

The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression.

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New media

New media are forms of media that are native to computers, computational and relying on computers for re-distribution.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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A newsreel is a form of short documentary film, containing news stories and items of topical interest, that was prevalent between the 1910s and the late 1960s.

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Night Mail

Night Mail is a 1936 English documentary film directed and produced by Harry Watt and Basil Wright, and produced by the General Post Office (GPO) film unit.

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Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.

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Nuremberg Rally

The Nuremberg Rally (officially, meaning Realm Party ConventionLiterally "Realm Party Day") was the annual rally of the Nazi Party in Germany, held from 1923 to 1938.

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Octavio Getino

Octavio Getino (August 6, 1935 in León, Spain – October 1, 2012) was an Argentine film director and writer who is best known for co-founding, along with Fernando Solanas, the Grupo Cine Liberación and the school of Third Cinema.

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Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos.

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Outline of film

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to film: Film – refers to motion pictures as individual projects and to the field in general.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.

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Pare Lorentz

Pare Lorentz (December 11, 1905 – March 4, 1992) was an American filmmaker known for his movies about the New Deal.

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Participatory video

Participatory video is a form of participatory media in which a group or community creates their own film.

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Pathé or Pathé Frères (styled as PATHÉ!) is the name of various French businesses that were founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France starting in 1896.

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Paul Rotha

Paul Rotha (3 June 1907 – 7 March 1984) was a British documentary film-maker, film historian and critic.

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Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth (6 June 1963) is a French artist and filmmaker based in Brussels.

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Pierre Perrault

Pierre Perrault (29 June 1927 – 24 June 1999) was a Québécois documentary film director.

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Point of Order (film)

Point of Order! is a 1964 documentary film by Emile de Antonio, about the Senate Army–McCarthy hearings of 1954.

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Political cinema

Political cinema in the narrow sense of the term is a cinema which portrays current or historical events or social conditions in a partisan way in order to inform or to agitate the spectator.

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Primary (film)

Primary is a 1960 Direct Cinema documentary film about the 1960 Wisconsin primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey for the United States Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.

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Primitivism is a mode of aesthetic idealization that either emulates or aspires to recreate "primitive" experience.

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Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.

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The Prizma Color system was a color motion picture process, invented in 1913 by William Van Doren Kelley and Charles Raleigh.

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Propaganda film

A propaganda film is a film that involves some form of propaganda.

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Public-access television

Public-access television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming which is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels.

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Qatsi trilogy

The Qatsi trilogy is the informal name given to a series of three cinematic films produced by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass.

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Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

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Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.

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Reality is all of physical existence, as opposed to that which is merely imaginary.

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Reality film

Reality film or reality movie describes a genre of films that have resulted from reality television, such as The Real Cancun, MTV's film version of The Real World, which was originally titled Spring Break: The Reality Movie.

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Reality television

Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate.

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Recorded history

Recorded history or written history is a historical narrative based on a written record or other documented communication.

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Religulous is a 2008 American documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher and directed by Larry Charles.

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Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock (18 July 192123 March 2011) was a British-born documentary film director and one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema and Cinéma vérité.

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Rien que les heures

Rien que les heures (English: Nothing But Time or Nothing But the Hours) is a 1926 experimental silent film by Brazilian director Alberto Cavalcanti showing the life of Paris through one day in 45 minutes.

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Robert Drew

Robert Lincoln Drew (February 15, 1924 – July 30, 2014) was an American documentary filmmaker known as one of the pioneers—and sometimes called father—of cinéma vérité, or direct cinema, in the United States.

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Robert Hughes (critic)

Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 19386 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries.

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Robert J. Flaherty

Robert Joseph Flaherty, (February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film, Nanook of the North (1922).

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Roger & Me

Roger & Me is a 1989 American film written, produced, directed by and starring Michael Moore.

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Roman Kroitor

Roman Kroitor (December 12, 1926 – September 17, 2012) was a Canadian filmmaker who was known as an early practitioner of cinéma vérité, as co-founder of IMAX, and as creator of the Sandde hand-drawn stereoscopic animation system.

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Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

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Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Ron Burnett

Ron Burnett (1947) is an author, professor and the president and vice-chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).

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Salam Neighbor

Salam Neighbor is a documentary released in 2016 by the film production companies Living on One Dollar and 1001 MEDIA.

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Salesman (1969 film)

Salesman is a 1969 direct cinema documentary film about door-to-door Bible salesmen, directed by brothers Albert and David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin.

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Salvador Allende

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil ("Sunless") is a 1983 French documentary directed by Chris Marker, a meditation on the nature of human memory, showing the inability to recall the context and nuances of memory, and how, as a result, the perception of personal and global histories is affected.

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Shooting ratio

The shooting ratio in filmmaking and television production is the ratio between the total duration of its footage created for possible use in a project and that which appears in its final cut.

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Slow motion

Slow motion (commonly abbreviated as slo-mo or slow-mo) is an effect in film-making whereby time appears to be slowed down.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.

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Sponsored film

Sponsored film, or ephemeral film, as defined by film archivist Rick Prelinger, is a film made by a particular sponsor for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the films were designed to serve a specific pragmatic purpose for a limited time.

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Stefan Themerson

Stefan Themerson (25 January 1910 – 6 September 1988) was a Polish, later British poet, novelist, filmmaker, composer and philosopher.

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Super Size Me

Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

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Susan Froemke

Susan Froemke (sometimes spelled Frömke; born November 5, 1947) is an American film director and producer.

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Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating from 1916, and followed by improved versions over several decades.

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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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Television documentary

Documentary television is a genre of television programming that broadcasts documentaries.

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The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.

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The City (1939 film)

The City is a pioneering short documentary film from 1939 that contrasts the problems of the contemporary urban environment with the superior social and physical conditions that can be provided in a planned community.

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The Civil War (miniseries)

The Civil War is a 1990 American television documentary miniseries created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War.

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The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight is an 1897 documentary film directed by Enoch J. Rector depicting a boxing match between James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City, Nevada on St. Patrick's Day the same year.

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The Hour of the Furnaces

The Hour of the Furnaces (La hora de los hornos) is a 1968 film directed by Octavio Getino and Fernando Solanas.

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The Plow That Broke the Plains

The Plow That Broke the Plains is a 1936 short documentary film which shows what happened to the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled agricultural farming led to the Dust Bowl.

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The River (1938 film)

The River is a 1938 short documentary film which shows the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States, and how farming and timber practices had caused topsoil to be swept down the river and into the Gulf of Mexico, leading to catastrophic floods and impoverishing farmers.

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The Shock of the New

The Shock of the New is a 1980 documentary television series written and presented by Robert Hughes produced by the BBC in association with Time-Life Films and produced by Lorna Pegram.

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The Song of Ceylon

The Song of Ceylon is a 1934 British documentary film directed by Basil Wright and produced by John Grierson for the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board.

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The Sun (New York City)

The Sun was a New York newspaper that was published from 1833 until 1950.

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The Thin Blue Line (1988 film)

The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit.

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Time-lapse photography

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence.

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Titicut Follies

Titicut Follies is a 1967 American Direct Cinema documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman and filmed by John Marshall, about the patient-inmates of Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane, a Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

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Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them.

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Travel documentary

A travel documentary is a documentary film, television program, or online series that describes travel in general or tourist attractions without recommending particular package deals or tour operators.

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Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a 1935 Nazi propaganda film directed, produced, edited, and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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University of Minnesota Press

The University of Minnesota Press is a university press that is part of the University of Minnesota.

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University of Pittsburgh Press

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a scholarly publishing house and a major American university press, part of the University of Pittsburgh.

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University of Texas Press

The University of Texas Press (or UT Press) is a university press that is part of the University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Toronto Press

The University of Toronto Press is a Canadian scholarly publisher and book distributor founded in 1901.

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Veronica Micle

Veronica Micle (born Ana Câmpeanu; April 22, 1850 – August 3, 1889) was an Imperial Austrian-born Romanian poet, whose work was influenced by Romanticism.

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Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Visions du Réel

Visions du Réel (Visions of Reality) is an internationally renowned documentary film festival held in April each year in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Visual anthropology

Visual anthropology is a subfield of social anthropology that is concerned, in part, with the study and production of ethnographic photography, film and, since the mid-1990s, new media.

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Voices of Iraq

Voices of Iraq is a 2004 documentary film about Iraq, created by distributing cameras to the subjects of a film, thus enabling subjects to film themselves.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy

Walking Troubles of Organic Hemiplegy (1898) is the first documentary film in the world, created by Romanian neurologist Gheorghe Marinescu.

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Walter Ruttmann

Walter Ruttmann (28 December 1887 – 15 July 1941) was a German film director and along with Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling and Oskar Fischinger was an early German practitioner of experimental film.

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Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.

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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University.

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Web documentary

A web documentary, interactive documentary, or multimedia documentary is a documentary production that differs from the more traditional forms—video, audio, photographic—by applying a full complement of multimedia tools.

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Werner Nold

Werner Nold (born December 19, 1933 in Samedan, Switzerland) is a Quebec film editor.

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Wesleyan University Press

Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Why We Fight

Why We Fight is a series of seven propaganda films commissioned by the United States government during World War II to justify to U.S. soldiers their country's involvement in the war.

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Willard Van Dyke

Willard Van Dyke (December 5, 1906 – January 23, 1986) was an American filmmaker, photographer, arts administrator, teacher, and former director of the film department at the Museum of Modern Art.

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With Our King and Queen Through India

With Our King and Queen Through India (1912) is a British documentary.

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Wolf Koenig

Wolf Koenig (October 17, 1927 – June 26, 2014) was a Canadian film director, producer, animator, cinematographer, and a pioneer in Direct Cinema at the National Film Board of Canada.

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Women's cinema

Women's cinema is a variety of topics bundled together to create the work of women in film.

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4 Little Girls

4 Little Girls is a 1997 American historical documentary film about the 15 September 1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

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500 Years Later

500 Years Later (፭፻ ዓመታት በኋላ) is an independent documentary film directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah, written by M. K. Asante, Jr. and released in 2005.

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