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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.

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.