documentary documentary  /ˌdɑk jə ˈmɛn tə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  2. (adj) relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
  3. (adj) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

Usage(s):

  1. In the searing documentary The Cove, the man who trained Flipper leads a crusade to save dolphins from slaughter.
  2. To cinema devotees who believe that the movies are an art, not just entertainment, documentary films.
  3. The retired newscaster speaks to PTI about Global Warming: The New Challenge with Tom Brokaw, the follow up to his 2006 documentary on climate change.

News

  1. Documentary: TWA 800 crash no accident

    A documentary on the 1996 explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," its co-producer said Wednesday. "Of course, everyone knows about the eyewitness statements, but we also have corroborating information from the radar data, and the radar data shows a(n) asymmetric explosion coming out of that […]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Documentary claims TWA flight 800 crash cover-up

    A documentary on the 1996 explosion that brought down TWA Flight 800 offers “solid proof that there was an external detonation,” its co-producer said Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS 6 Richmond

  3. Documentary Alleges TWA Flight 800 Cover-Up

    In a new documentary, former government investigators who looked into the mysterious crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 230, are breaking their silence to claim that the explosion that brought down the plane in 1996 was likely no accident, and that the final report on the cause of the blast was falsified.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "She felt that she could help a lot of people and she could give a lot of people inspiration, courage and hope," Stewart tells Popeater. "That's why she did the documentary ['Farrah's Story'] and that's why she started the foundation."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Alana Stewart Source: Zap2it.com (blog)

  2. Springland put in writing that the second of two scheduled sessions "will be filmed as part of a documentary for Belarus Television and for those purposes only," said Gloria Allred, Streit's lawyer.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Gloria Allred Source: Forbes

  3. "Michael Moore forced me to recognize the power of documentary film," said Bossie, who was involved in the House's investigation of Bill Clinton that led to the president's impeachment and trial.
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: David Bossie Source: International Herald Tribune

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