Top 25 Documentary Terms


It is a technique that aims others to believe certain facts, truths and ideas.

Why is it important?

It's important because viewers judge the meaning of what the documentary is about. It catches the attention of the audience.

Persuasive Techniques Filmmakers may use....

Emotional Appeal: Filmmakers may appeal to fear, anger or joy to sway their viewers.

Diction: Writers tend to reinforce their arguments by choosing words which will influence their viewers perception.

Repetition: It is used for effect. It reinforces the filmmakers message.