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documentarian

[dok-yuh-men-tair-ee-uh n, -muh n-] /ˌdɒk yə mɛnˈtɛər i ən, -mən-/
noun
1.
Movies, Television. a filmmaker, producer, etc., who specializes in documentaries.
2.
a writer, photographer, or other artist whose work constitutes a document or documentary of an aspect of life.
Also, documentarist
[dok-yuh-men-ter-ist] /ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tər ɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of documentarian
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; document(ary) + -arian
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documentarian

/ˌdɒkjʊmənˈtɛərɪən/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a person who makes documentary films
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