What does Documentary mean?

Definitions for Documentary
ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tldoc·u·men·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. documentary, docudrama, documentary film, infotainmentadjective

    a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

  2. documentary, documentaladjective

    relating to or consisting of or derived from documents

  3. objective, documentaryadjective

    emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

    "objective art"

Wiktionary

  1. documentarynoun

    A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner.

  2. documentaryadjective

    of, related to, or based on documents.

  3. documentaryadjective

    which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject.

  4. documentaryadjective

    presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.

  5. Etymology: From adjective and (hence) noun documentaire, from document, from documentum.

Wikipedia

  1. documentary

    A documentary film or documentary is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to "document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record". Bill Nichols has characterized the documentary in terms of "a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception [that remains] a practice without clear boundaries".Early documentary films, originally called "actuality films", lasted one minute or less. Over time, documentaries have evolved to become longer in length, and to include more categories. Some examples are educational, observational and docufiction. Documentaries are very informative, and are often used within schools as a resource to teach various principles. Documentary filmmakers have a responsibility to be truthful to their vision of the world without intentionally misrepresenting a topic. Social-media platforms (such as YouTube) have provided an avenue for the growth of the documentary-film genre. These platforms have increased the distribution area and ease-of-accessibility.

ChatGPT

  1. documentary

    A documentary is a type of film or television program that presents factual information about a particular subject, individual, event, or phenomenon. It is typically non-fiction and intends to inform, educate or maintain a historical record, often featuring interviews, reenactments, and narration. Documentaries may be used for investigative, educational, or public service purposes. They are constructed with a perspective towards reality and are often based on in-depth research.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentaryadjective

    pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing

Wikidata

  1. Documentary

    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 stock—the only medium available—but 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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Documentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Documentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Documentary in a Sentence

  1. Anoek Steketee:

    We came to the conclusion that we needed to provide a context, use the audio of the soap and find a form to tell a layered, nuanced story of the relation between the fictional story of the radio soap and the daily reality of contemporary Rwanda, a Web documentary was for us the ultimate way to tell this story.

  2. Patrick Crakes:

    ' The Last Dance' was a huge hit. The Last Dance ''s engrained The Last Dance ' in the culture. I mean some people are going to remember this crisis and they're also going to remember the Lance Armstrong documentary with it, but now how does the network take advantage of what they've gotten ? That's what ESPN needs to figure out until sports return.

  3. Khala Ahmed:

    My husband was very upset after seeing a UNICEF documentary about the war in Syria, he wanted to fight Bashar. My husband sold our house and all our things for us to leave. He used to be a normal man, worked in telecommunications. But he made a mind change.

  4. Anna Zafesova:

    Not only because its one of very few sources of free information about corruption and the abuse of power in Putins Russia, but also because its a sign that Navalny is not just a famous media person, he has dozens of young women and men perfectly capable of carrying on his investigative work. Maybe they are less charismatic than he, but they are proof that the Russian opposition is not only virtual and cannot be silenced with the poisoning of its leader. POISONED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY OUT OF COMA AND RESPONSIVE: GERMAN HOSPITAL Navalnys spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and fellow team member Georgi Alburov front the Tatarstan film, and said they were followed and harassed while shooting by men who blocked their paths with quad bikes or lurked nearby. Some dramatic images along those lines appear in the film.Yarmysh talks about how Tatarstan was supposed to be one of Navalnys stops on his late summer swing through Russian regions ahead of elections. Navalny was lobbying forSmart Voting. He argued that ifhe and people like him couldnt run in elections in Russia, the next best thing wasto simply vote for a candidate who is not from the same party as President Vladimir Putin, United Russia. Navalnyfamously called it the party of crooks and thieves and wantedto chip away at its monopoly on power howeverpossible.He believes Smart Voting can eventually dislodge it from power. GERMANY SUGGESTS HALT TO RUSSIA PIPELINE PROJECT, SEEKS COOPERATION WITH NAVALNY POISONING INVESTIGATION In the documentary from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Navalnys team keeps up his stylistic pace with drone video of what itidentifiesas the palatial homes of the regional president and his family, punctuated withvideoof the vast collection of fancy watches from Patek Phillipe to Breguet worn byleaderRustam Minnikhanov. Even if you dont understand Russian, it is compelling TV, Zafesova said. Navalnys investigations have evolved over the years from merely facts and analysis on his blog to full-scale movies.He invented a whole new way to oppose power, a mix of media and politics which is very important in a censored media environment like Russia and fills the void of free media as well as free debate and an independent judicial system.Navalnys videos are funny, clever, precise and shocking, not just angry denunciations of the wrongdoings of government.

  5. Aude Boissaye:

    It's documentary and personal and artistic, and that's what we like.

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