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cinéma vérité

[sin-uh-muh ver-i-tey; French see-ney-mah vey-ree-tey] /ˈsɪn ə mə ˌvɛr ɪˈteɪ; French si neɪ mɑ veɪ riˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a technique of documentary filmmaking in which the camera records actual persons and events without directorial control: introduced in France in the 1950s.
2.
a film using this technique or a simulation of it.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < French cinéma-vérité literally, cinema-truth, coined as a translation of Russian kinoprávda, a documentary technique developed by the Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov (1896-1954)
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British Dictionary definitions for cinéma vérité

cinéma vérité

/French sinema verite/
noun
1.
films characterized by subjects, actions, etc, that have the appearance of real life
Word Origin
French, literally: cinema truth
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