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Nathan fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, nathans genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.
Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Hearing, watching, touching, smelling and tasting are the only doorways to the outer world.