Category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of providing a factual or historical record or report.

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Which travel channels or networks feature Canada? [on hold]

Are there any TV channels or networks that offer and tender any travel programming (eg: documentaries or shows) about Canada? For example, I loved Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World ...
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Original music for 'Journey to the Edge of the World'? [closed]

The (cheerful, sanguine) original background music for Billy Connolly's Journey to the Edge of the World (released in 2009), can it be acquired? Youtube features a short promotional clip.
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How to learn to produce documentaries? [migrated]

I have several ideas for documentaries. None of them involve any fancy production or cinematographic techniques. Most of it would be interviewing people and simple camera works along with including ...
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This documentary on the planet earth?

I'mm looking for a documentary that I believe was a series of episodes which started within the last 5 years. In the premiere for the first episode they were showing the bottom of the ocean around ...
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Is there a canonical modern equivalent for David Attenborough?

25 years ago, David Attenborough was the gold standard for nature and wildlife documentaries. I'm tempted to get them out for my kids, but I'm worried they'll seem dated to them. I'm trying to work ...
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How difficult and real are David Attenborough's documentaries?

I have seen many David Attenborough's documentaries on animals and birds. The kind of shoots that they do in North Pole or under water or in deep forests on mountains - it seems like their team must ...
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What's the name of this film about 9.11?

I can't remember the name of a film. I'm not sure wether it is a documentary or a film. I saw it on my computer a few years ago. It is a reconstitution of the reactions of FAA and US army on 9.11. I ...
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World war 2 TV series being shown on Indian Zee TV channel quite some years back

Loved this TV series when growing up. I remember there was a World War 2 related TV series which was shown on Zee TV in India. This is around 15 years back. I remember each episode being an hour long, ...
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Song Identification: The Farm: Angola, USA funeral dirge

It has been many years since I've watched The Farm: Angola, USA (I saw it as an Investigative Reports special on A&E), but there is a song sung by the prisoners as they're burying Bones (that may ...
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Identify a TV series: factual, about body language, broadcast in the UK, around 2010

I'm looking for a TV series about body language that I really enjoyed. These are the facts I remember: Broadcast by Channel 4 (so the audience is the UK) There were 3 presenters: an older white ...
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Are time lapse shots of growing plants done in a studio or at the particular places on earth?

I recently watched the Planet Earth TV series. There are some beautiful shots in the different episodes! And one shot (or one particular type of shot) I'm curious about how they done it. In the 8th ...
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Instructional TV series on common-world things

Several months ago I was watching in TV (NatGeo Latinoamerica I think but it could be Discovery Channel Latinoamerica or History Channel Latinoamerica) an advertisement about a new TV ...
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Movie on DD national related to Gandhi

I have seen a documentary/movie recently on DD national (Hindi-India) related to Gandhi. I couldn't see full movie and now I don't know its name. May be you can help. The story goes like this. Rao (a ...
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Title of Documentary about a guy spending his time pranking society

There was this guy who spent most of his life working shitty jobs and putting all his energy into pranking people. And his daughter made a documentary about him. Among his jokes were the following: ...
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Disambiguation between two similar documentaries “World War 2 In Colour”

There was a popular series on World War 2 that was done in color. Wikipedia's Entry says the following: World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary series recounting the major ...
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What film form is Les Ordres by Michel Brault?

I know that genre is not the same as the film form. Is Les Ordres documentary?
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Looking for a National Geographic documentary about inventors

I am looking for a National Geographic documentary about inventors. It is a very old video probably from the 80s. I remember it starts showing some kids and their inventions, one of connected a rake ...
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TV series about 'big cats'

I watched a multipart (5?) series on big cats that I remembered as 'The Big Cat Diaries'. Unfortunately searches on that term show no relevant hits. It was hosted by a sun-tanned South African gent. ...
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Looking for a documentary series on martial arts

Looking for documentary series on martial arts: Probably 2000-2006 I think 1 host (martial artist) traveling the world to see all kinds of styles In the episode in Korea at the end he performed a ...
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Have there been any TV specials on lava lakes?

I was reading about lava lakes and got to wondering: have there been any Discovery or other scientific documentary TV specials about them? I'm curious to know if there are any real-life examples that ...
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In the BBC Planet Earth trailer - where is the sky diver jumping?

BBC created Planet Earth series a few years ago. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00fxg1n - if you go to 0.25 (screenshot below) it shows a sky diver jumping ...
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Outside of the movie, what evidence confirms scoring battles of “King of Kong” are real?

I loved King of Kong. But is it real? More specifically, what evidence proves the scoring battles of King of Kong really happened? If you haven't seen it, the movie's main characters are the perfect ...
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Movie about a startup during the dotcom

I can't seem to remmember or find the name of the movie or the company that was in the movie. The movie was about a mobile game developer (developing on old Nokia phones) company that was based in ...
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TV series about what a real man should be able to do on Discovery channel

Does anyone know the name of a TV series/documentary that ran on Discovery channel and is featuring a British actor whose name I cannot recall but I do remember that he show all the stuff that a "real ...