This study was made to determine some common narrative features that Ottoman Miniature and Documentary cinema as two art areas produced in the different ages and understandings have .With this study, It is expected to contribute to be determined basic narrative features for documentary art type. The basic common narrative features of the art areas documentary value have are; to emphasize the events and knowledge related to real life, to have the epic features at the content and format, to make up the content with the format plan , to move away from dramatic narrative structure, to give place to several themes and topics in the same scene , to be organized with aesthetic value and fictional view, the narrator's precense and alienation, the audience to be the observer . It can be studied with the experts from the different disciplines for determining documentary value of the art work. Getting documentary art literacy knowledge and skill for general audience is a very important issue.
Keywords: Document, Ottoman Miniature, Documentary Cinema, Documentary Art, Epic Narrative, Documentary Art Literacy