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ci·né·ma-vé·ri·té / ˈsinəmə ˌveriˈtā/ • n. a style of filmmaking characterized by realistic, typically documentary motion pictures that avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment. ∎  motion pictures of this style collectively.

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cinéma vérité Style of film-making, popular during the 1960s, but first practised by Dziga Vertov in the 1920s. It attempted to record truthful action, employing a documentary-like style, often using 16mm cameras. The style was also used in dramas, particularly by Truffaut and Godard.

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