"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 any non-fiction including travelogues and instructional videos. The earliest "moving pictures" were by definition documentary. They were single shots, moments captured on film, whether of a train entering a station, a boat docking, or a factory of people getting off work. ..."
Films that generally present factual information about persons and events
- Anarchism in America - Documentary film that surveys anarchist history in the United States, produced and directed by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler, released in 1983
- Waco: The Rules of Engagement - 1997 Oscar-nominated documentary about the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas
- Why We Fight - 2005 documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
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