Documentary films, as the name implies, are films produced with the intention of being an audio-visual documentation of a idea or event. A documentary film is intended to be significantly more like a piece of journalism than a piece of entertainment or expressive art.
There is typically a voice-over narrative going on all through a documentary film with the narrator describing what’s being seen in a businesslike way without having any dramatic reading.
Documentary films are usually made to a lot more deeply explore a present event or history subject that has remained shrouded in mystery, been controversial, or in the opinion of the film maker misunderstood or underexposed. Continue reading