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doc·u·men·ta·ry / ˌdäkyəˈmentərē/ • adj. consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter: his book is based on documentary sources. ∎  (of a movie, a television or radio program, or photography) using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual record or report: he has directed documentary shorts and feature films. • n. (pl. -ries) a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.

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documentary Factual film. The term was first applied to Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North (1921), a first-hand account of life among the Inuit. Documentaries soon rivalled newspapers and became a major means of television news, current affairs and science presentation. Other ground-breaking documentaries include D. A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back (1967) and Marcel Ophüls' A Sense of Loss (1972).

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documentary: see motion pictures.

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