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Documentary

A documentary is a term first used in 1926 to mean a movie or TV show that documents something about real life, usually just one main topic, like poverty, a disaster, a political issue or the story of a certain individual or group, and presents it to the viewer with the purpose of both enlightening and entertaining. Recent documentaries include When the Levees Broke, about Hurricane Katrina and Sicko, a movie about America's health care system.