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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Mid-1990s HBO documentary featuring a disabled Asian-American teen

The Asian-American boy had birth defects that left him with deformed limbs. The documentary features some footage of him as a small child and then focuses on his life as a 15 or 16 year-old in ...
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English tv programme about the origins of words and idioms

Does anyone remember a series of programmes, I think around the year 2000, on UK TV about the origins of English words and idioms? They focused each programme on a different aspect of society, for ...
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BBC4 financial crash mockumentary?

I recall watching around 2006 a mockumentary (of sorts) portraying a scenario for a financial crash that, in hindsight, played out quite like the events of 2008/2009. I believe it aired on BBC4 (or ...
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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?