Friday, March 15, 2013

What Is A Documentary Film?

What is a documentary film? Well, essentially it is a film that is supposed to document reality. There is a wide variety of documentary films. There are hundreds of historical documentaries, and there have been some very beloved political documentaries as of late. Although in my personal thought you will find many of the late political documentaries have a bias agenda.

For example, Al Gore released an highly beloved documentary called "An Inconvenient Truth" which was about global warming. While many still say that global warming is not absolute truth and that we are merely in a cycle of a small turn in the worlds climate, this documentary states it as thought it is a fact rather than a theory. It provides only the evidence that supports the theory. While the documentary is rather interesting, it obviously has a very bias agenda.

Other beloved political documentaries are Michael Moore's films, "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Sicko". Fahrenheit 9/11 was probably one of the most controversial films of the last decade. It contains outlandish comments about the Bush supervision and even referring to the media as "cheerleaders" for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Many habitancy supported it, but those that disliked it found it primary to make a rebuttal documentary of their own entitled "FahrenHype 9/11". The documentary is devoted to try to prove many statements that were made in the Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary as false.

Sicko made its own wave of controversy. It made comments about how poor the American government's healthcare system for real was. I do not believe it made as much of an impact simply because most habitancy are aware that our potential of healthcare is much better than most other countries, it is just the cost that is killing everyone. Michael Moore takes it to someone else level stating that even some third world countries have better healthcare. I think most everybody knows this is simply untrue. You can simply take a look at the rampant diseases in those areas to rule the truth on the matter.


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