A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show, or released for screening in cinemas. A mini-documentary has been described as a category of documentaries that are less than 40 minutes.
Mini-documentary by ethnographic filmmaker Neil Turner examines the 28 people killed between January 1, 2012 and March 31, 2012 by police, security guards, and self-appointed guardians in the US. Contains visually explicit portrayals of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
Mini-documentary by ethnographic filmmaker Neil Turner examines the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Bantu Steven Biko.
Mini-documentary featuring the city of Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil and its people – the Cearenses.
Mini-documentary (slideshow) of the Baiano people of Salvador, Bahia Brazil – everyday life, the Carnaval celebration and festive events.