The World's Longest Tunnel and Greatest Engineering Feat Ever (Full Documentary).
This documentary will move you. It's ne of many documentaries to come on this channel that are game changers. Documentary has as its root word document, which comes from the Latin docere, to teach. As late as 1800, according to the Oxford English Dictionary documentary meant "a lesson; an admonition; a warning." When Grierson wrote that Moana has "documentary value," he would have been thinking of the modern meaning of document--a record which is factual and authentic. For scholars, documents are "primary sources" of information; for lawyers "documentary evidence" is opposed to hearsay or opinion. Perhaps Grierson was also thinking of' the French term documentaire, used to distinguish serious travelogues from other sorts of films including mere scenic views.Documentaries are often used to reveal an unusual, interesting or unknown angle. Topics are limited only by one's imagination as you can see by this huge list of documentary ideas submitted by visitors to this site.
Documentary filmmakers are often motivated to make their films because they feel a particular story or viewpoint is not being (adequately) covered by mainstream media.