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Grierson: A Documentary About the Filmmaker Who Coined “Documentary” - Brain Pickings

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Documentary: Origins

Scottish filmmaker John Grierson is known as the father of documentary films, and coined the term ‘documentary’ in 1926. He believed that cinema can add value by observing and documenting real life, and this capacity can be a new kind of art form.

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