The BBC – Historical Documentary

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consisting of or based on official documents.

  1. “documentary evidence of regular payments from the company”
    synonyms: recorded, documented, registered, written, chronicled, archived,archive, on record, in writing, on paper; More

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    using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual report on a particular subject.
    “a documentary programme about Manchester United”
    synonyms: factual, non-fictional, real-life, true to life, fact-based More

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    a film or television or radio programme that provides a factual report on a particular subject.
    synonyms: factual programme, factual film;

    This is the Online definition of a ‘DOCUMENTARY’. from the definition, it can be assumed that all statements made in a documentary, are of fact and not opinion. some documentaries are very opinionated, especially Channel 4 produced documentaries, however these must have a disclaimer, stating that the opinions within these documentaries are of the individuals stating them.

    Historical Documentaries, like the one below, can be used to really understand the timeline of the palestine/israel conflict, in a confined time, in a visual/audio manner.

    ‘To inform, educate, and Entertain’ is the mission of the BBC. The visuals in the Documentary, are clearly for entertainment, however they serve every purpose in informing AND education audiences of what actually happened, without being over manipulative regarding events.

    Israel & Palestine: The Truth


    This documentary focuses on the wars between the two states. It is an accurate account, and can be used in my project to show historical importance in Palestine’s Current state. It also can be used to show the neutrality in the BBC depiction of the historical conflict. However, it must be remember that this is a historical documentary, and not one of current state.

    This will play a relevant part in my major project, as i will need to understand what went on in the state of Israel, to be able to attempt to understand some of the emotional responses from people i talk to, or read of. having said that, this documentary will not play a major role in my practical artefact, as i wish to make that a current study, rather than a historical one. i will include up to 4 historical references where appropriate, just to inform new audiences, as i wish to direct my practical artefact at a mass british audience. this is the only way i believe the impact i wish it to have, will occur.


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