A documentary film or documentary is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to “document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record
Early documentary films, originally called “actuality films”, lasted one minute or less. Over time, documentaries have evolved to become longer in length, and to include more categories; some examples being: educational, observational, and docufiction. Documentaries are very informative and are often used within schools, as a resource to teach various principles. Documentary filmmakers have a responsibility to be truthful to their vision of the world without intentionally misrepresenting a topic.Social-media platforms (such as YouTube) have provided an avenue for the growth of the documentary-film genre. These platforms have increased the distribution area and ease-of-accessibility; thereby enhancing the ability to educate a larger volume of viewers, and broadening the reach of persons who receive that information.
Here we share with aspirant film makers some useful tips and lessons in documenatry film making:
If you are ready to look at some of the films we made during 2021, we share with you our journey through Namibia in search of community based conservation efforts, conservation research and conservation travel projects:
CONTRIBUTED CONSERVATION STORIES
This video gallery shows conservation stories from the perspectiv of third party contributors.