What is a Documentary film?

Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.

A ‘documentary film’ was originally shot on film stock the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “film-making practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

There are thousands of independent film makers around the world documenting various range of topics to their research, to educate community and human kind, keeping history alive, resolving unsolved mysteries on scientific basis, spreading the message of global environmental disasters, updating scientific researches, advancing space science, highlighting sociology, economic ups and downs, long practiced culture and tradition.

Film makers have spent thousands of dollars, enormous hours to document them, reading available sources and traveling around the each corner of the globe is not an easy task, so we at HQDFilms only spreading their efforts with high respect and solidarity.

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