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A '''documentary''' is an artistic compilation, typically in film form, used to convey non-fictitious information for a mix of educational or entertainment purposes.  The term "documentary" often implies truthfulness, but this is sometimes not the case.  In fact, many films billed as documentaries may contain [[liberal bias]] deliberately.
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A '''documentary''' is an artistic compilation, typically in [[motion picture|film form]], used to convey non-fictitious information for a mix of [[education]]al or [[entertainment]] purposes.  The term "documentary" often implies [[truth]]fulness, but this is sometimes not the case.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Sicko]], by [[Michael Moore]], a "documentary" written to impugn the American healthcare system.
 
*[[Sicko]], by [[Michael Moore]], a "documentary" written to impugn the American healthcare system.
 
*[[Fahrenheit 9/11]], by Michael Moore, a "documentary" written as an assault to the Bush administration.
 
*[[Fahrenheit 9/11]], by Michael Moore, a "documentary" written as an assault to the Bush administration.
*[[Schlockumentary]], a slang term referring to liberalized documentaries.
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*[[Schlockumentary]], a slang term referring to documentaries based on junk science.
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*[[Liberal bias]], as many documentaries have a decidedly liberal slant.
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Revision as of 20:17, 24 January 2008

A documentary is an artistic compilation, typically in film form, used to convey non-fictitious information for a mix of educational or entertainment purposes. The term "documentary" often implies truthfulness, but this is sometimes not the case.

See Also

  • Sicko, by Michael Moore, a "documentary" written to impugn the American healthcare system.
  • Fahrenheit 9/11, by Michael Moore, a "documentary" written as an assault to the Bush administration.
  • Schlockumentary, a slang term referring to documentaries based on junk science.
  • Liberal bias, as many documentaries have a decidedly liberal slant.