A filmed account of an actual event, without dramatization by actors or actresses. Not to be confused with docudrama.
a non-fiction film which usually, although not always, has a particular point of view regarding its subject matter; John Grierson of the National Film Board is known as the father of the documentary film; see also cinéma verité.
Refers to film or video that explores a subject in a way the public expects to be factual and accurate. Documentaries may be balanced by including various viewpoints, or they may be subjective, offering the viewpoint and impressions of one producer.