cinéma-vérité

cinéma vérité

[sin-uh-muh ver-i-tey; French see-ney-mah vey-ree-tey]
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:
1960–65; < 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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cinéma vérité (French sinema verite)
 
n
films characterized by subjects, actions, etc, that have the appearance of real life
 
[French, literally: cinema truth]

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