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The importance of documentary films

Filmmaking is a powerful medium and it’s important that documentary filmmakers continue to use it to talk about social issues, push their agendas, and more. As long as they entertain and inform us they’re doing a service, even if you happen to disagree with what the documentarian is saying. What’s important is that he or she is saying it and hopefully saying it well so that anyone can understand and get behind the point of the film.

Documentary film is one of the most important mediums for change available. The makers of television are too concerned with profit to be able to do anything of that nature and Hollywood films are all about the money over the art. Documentary films can be made cheaply so there’s less concern about turning a huge profit, thus the ability to address important issues.