Mockumentary

A mockumentary (a portmanteau of the words mock and documentary) is a type of film or television show in which fictional events are presented in documentary style to create a parody. These productions are often used to analyze or comment on current events and issues by using a fictional setting, or to parody the documentary form itself. They may be either comedic or dramatic in form, although comedic mockumentaries are more common. A dramatic mockumentary (sometimes referred to as docufiction) should not be confused with docudrama, a fictional genre in which dramatic techniques are combined with documentary elements to depict real events.

Mockumentaries are often presented as historical yet witty documentaries, with B roll and talking heads discussing past events, or as cinéma vérité pieces following people as they go through various events. Though the precise origins of the genre are not known, examples emerged during the 1950s, when archival film footage became relatively easy to locate. A very early example was a short piece on the "Swiss Spaghetti Harvest" that appeared as an April fools' joke on the British television program Panorama in 1957.

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'American Pickers' to film in Pennsylvania

Courier Express 04 Mar 2024
The American Pickers are returning to Pennsylvania, with a plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series April 2024. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel ... Along the way, they want to meet people with amazing stories and fun items ... @GotAPick .......
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Hangar 1: The UFO Files Season 1 Streaming: Watch & Stream Online via Amazon Prime Video

Coming Soon 04 Mar 2024
The UFO Files Season 1 is a documentary series delving into UFO phenomena, presenting evidence, eyewitness accounts, and expert insights ... Originally aired on the History Channel, this documentary series delves into unidentified flying objects (UFOs), covering a spectrum of related topics such as sightings, abductions, and government secrecy ... NOTE ... TV....
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WWE 2K24 review: the wrestling world gets its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Digital Trends 04 Mar 2024
That’s thanks to its focus on Wrestlemania history, which dictates that all the major players need to be included ... WWE 2K24’s fine-tuned action is flexible to support both ends of that spectrum, paying homage to the full breadth of WWE history ... Like previous installments, this acts as a playable documentary of WWE history....
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Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia's Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory

Newsday 04 Mar 2024
It’s not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington dysfunction are rejecting Donald Trump and all his chaos,” Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement, noting that Haley became the first woman to win a Republican primary in history....
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G�bekli Tepe - The First Temple On Earth? 10,000 BC // Ancient History Documentary

Bitchute 03 Mar 2024
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NU adopts 'Chasing 3' catchphrase

Lincoln Journal Star 03 Mar 2024
Thirty years after Nebraska's football program had "Unfinished Business" as its offseason mantra, the 2024 Husker team produced its own catchphrase in a recent in-house documentary ... Old downtown Lincoln building to be torn down has a storied history ... "We understand we're good enough," strength coach Corey Campbell said in the documentary....
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Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

Gloucester Times 03 Mar 2024
There is a difference between someone being interviewed for a paper or a documentary and having an oral history catalogued and preserved in a museum,” says Neal Hitch, senior curator and director of the Museum At Bethel Woods ... Elliot is convinced — “both karmically and cosmically” — that the oral history project is something she was meant to do....
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Historians scramble to capture 1969 Woodstock festival’s voices

Daily Freeman 03 Mar 2024
There is a difference between someone being interviewed for a paper or a documentary and having an oral history catalogued and preserved in a museum,” says Neal Hitch, senior curator and director of the Museum At Bethel Woods ... Elliot is convinced — “both karmically and cosmically” — that the oral history project is something she was meant to do....
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Historians scramble to capture Woodstock’s voices

Republican American 03 Mar 2024
“You need to capture the history ...There is a difference between someone being interviewed for a paper or a documentary and having an oral history catalogued and preserved in a museum,” says Neal Hitch, senior curator and director of the Museum At Bethel Woods....
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Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock’s voices

West Hawaii Today 03 Mar 2024
A quest for oral histories ...There is a difference between someone being interviewed for a paper or a documentary and having an oral history catalogued and preserved in a museum,” says Neal Hitch, senior curator and director of the Museum At Bethel Woods....
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As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

The Day 03 Mar 2024
A QUEST FOR ORAL HISTORIES ...There is a difference between someone being interviewed for a paper or a documentary and having an oral history cataloged and preserved in a museum,” says Neal Hitch, senior curator and director of the Museum At Bethel Woods ... his oral history recorded....
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Fashion icon dies at age 102

Lincoln Journal Star 03 Mar 2024
BETH J. HARPAZ. Associated Press. NEW YORKIris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102 ... Born Aug ... Old downtown Lincoln building to be torn down has a storied history. Her style was the subject of museum exhibits and a documentary film, "Iris," directed by Albert Maysles ... ....
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Dwight Yoakam comes to town and the MSO goes classical — It's this week's NXT Best!

The Record Herald 03 Mar 2024
Get ready to kick off the new month with art, music, theater and more from this week's NXT Best!. Art in the Hallway. Through Sunday, March 31. Hallway between main entrance and Same Day Surgery Center. Meritus Medical Center. 11116 Medical Campus Road ... 131 W ... Documentary. History, archival photos, footage, newscasts, advertising and entertainment clips ... H....
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