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Documentary

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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.

  1. 1. When was the term "documentary" first used?
    1. a. 1927
    2. b. 1926
    3. c. 1928
  2. 2. What are documentaries about?
    1. a. Poetry
    2. b. Real life
    3. c. Fiction
  3. 3. What is a recent documentary?
    1. a. Hannah Montana
    2. b. Liar Liar
    3. c. When The Levees Broke