A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner.
Among the most popular forms of documentary are:
Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. The French used the term to refer to in 1922, documentary film embraced romanticism; Flaherty went on to film a number of heavily staged romantic films, usually showing how his subjects...
A radio documentary is a documentary on radio. Quotes At its best, radio combines the power and immediacy of great documentary films with the intimacy and poetry of a New Yorker-style magazine piece. (Columbia Graduate School of Journalism) Staring red-eyed at the mirror in front of me, having...
Buddy Squires, the long-time cinematographer for filmmaker Ken Burns, will be honored with the IDA's award for outstanding documentary cinematography during the 23rd Annual IDA Awards Gala Benefit on Dec. 7.
While any list is subject to discussion, debate and dispute, we offer these titles as a jumping off point, an opportunity to revisit, reassess and reclaim, and a means to remind you of why you're part of this community in the first place.
Please join us in making our 25th year one of great celebration of the documentary by contributing to IDA 25th anniversary fund.
Documentaryfilm is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional.
The word "documentary" was first applied to films of this nature in a review of this movie written by "The Moviegoer", a pen name for John Grierson, in the New York Sun on 8 February 1926.
The newsreel tradition is an important tradition in documentaryfilm; newsreels were also sometimes staged but were usually re-enactments of events that had already happened, not attempts to steer events as they were in the process of happening.
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