Documentary films are a type of film in which the person who is filming the subject will not interrupt the scene. The documentary should be considered to be more accurate than other types of films because it is showing what is happening in real life. There is no drama in the film, just real events. Documentary films can be considered to be a type of art because it allows people from other countries and background to get an insight into the culture. The growth in the number of documentaries has been increasing. In 2000 there were 2,428 documentaries made worldwide and this amount increased to over 5,000 in 2012.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of documentaries that focus on scientific and medical topics. There are many famous documentaries that discuss subjects like these, like Supersize Me (2004) and Fed Up (2014). These films often seek to bring awareness to the public about health issues through their impactful presentation. Documentaries concerning health and medicine have been a huge influence on the way that scientists and doctors work today.