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The documentary film is a type of non-fiction filmmaking that seeks to capture reality and present factual content in an educational manner. Documentaries aim to inform viewers about a real-life topic, event, person, or issue, intending to provide a detailed examination or create awareness about the subject matter. The genre spans a wide range of topics, including history, science, nature, politics, and more. Depending on the filmmaker's approach, documentaries can either maintain a neutral perspective or advocate for a specific point of view or cause. Their presentation ranges from observational, where the filmmaker attempts to be a "fly on the wall," to expository, which often involves narration and a clear point of view. Documentaries aim to engage, educate, and sometimes provoke thought or action from their audience. Sub-genres of Documentaries on our site are Arts & Entertainment Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Documentaries about Cinema, History Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Science & Nature Documentaries, Social Issue Documentaries, and War Documentaries.