A ‘real’ documentary?

This video, shot automatically from a car video camera, has almost no editorial – especially if you don’t understand Japanese. The only editorial is the minimal editing.

It is, therefore, a ‘real’ documentary? You can’t argue that its not the truth, unless you’re a hopeless conspiracist. But no, I don’t think it is. This is some sort of witnessing, but a documentary needs some sort of author, even participatory ones. Otherwise the genre is belittled.

Japanese Tsunami Viewed From A Car.