Documentary films, as the name implies, are films produced with the intention of being an audio-visual documentation of a concept or event.
A documentary film is intended to be much more like a piece of journalism than a piece of entertainment or expressive art.
There is typically a voice-over narrative going on throughout a documentary film with the narrator describing what’s being seen in a businesslike way without any dramatic reading.
Documentary films are often made to more deeply explore a current event or history subject that has remained shrouded in mystery, been controversial, or in the opinion of the film maker misunderstood or underexposed.
Documentaries have also been made simply to record an event of personal interest to the film maker.
Biographies, sports and music events, a compilation film of collected