a type of nonfiction film that records and comments on real events or real people
a film that shows real people doing real things rather than creating a narrative
frames in a film, usually a silent film, that provides information for the audience
shots of still images, arranged in such a way as to suggest continuous motion
method of filming that creates the impression that inanimate objects are, in fact, moving
a short, nonfiction film that presented stories illustrating current events. The purpose was both to inform and to entertain movie audiences. They were the primary sources of visual news in America during the first half of the 20th century.