Meaning of cinéma vérité

ci•né•ma vé•ri•té

Pronunciation: (sin'u-mu ver"i-tā' Fr. sē-nā-mä vā-rē-tā'), [key]
  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.
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