So, I am currently writing an article for indieWIRE about how we should define documentary film. Obviously, this is a topic that has come up recently with the release of “Fahrenheit 9/11.” I have polled a few folks with the following qustions and we plan to publish it in indieWIRE on Friday:
– How do you define the term documentary film?
– Is “Fahrenheit 9/11” a documentary?
– How has the definition of documentary changed in recent years, if at all?
– Can or should documentaries have a point of view and if so, are they still called documentaries?
What do you think?