doc·​u·​men·​ta·​rist | \ -ˈmen-tə-rist \

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Dutch documentarist Jessica Gorter trains a sensitive and expert outsider's eye on the complex Russian psyche in The Red Soul, one of the more ambitiously intriguing films in competition at this year's IDFA in Amsterdam. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Red Soul': Film Review | IDFA 2017," 28 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of documentarist

1949, in the meaning defined above

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