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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Drug Use in Ancient Greece and Rome (History Documentary)

Bitchute 18 Sep 2021
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LOCAL HISTORY: Oysters were a 19th century menu staple

The Post-Star 18 Sep 2021
MAURY THOMPSON Special to The Post-Star ... 3, 1886, in The Morning Star ... Its proud history appeals to us today with the sweet odor of ten thousand restaurants.” ... “H.H ... 20, 1888The editors are indebted to Charles T ... Mr ... He now is a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in the history of politics, labor organizing and media in the region. ....

UCLA professor, students create project to honor deaths of migrant women

Daily Bruin 18 Sep 2021
Deceased migrant women are more than just dots on a map ... “Migrants are, by nature, vulnerable,” she said. “But women are the most vulnerable of all ... A documentary for the memorial is in the works, and Zubiaurre said she and her students are interested in creating an oral history collection of people’s migration stories ... ....

Plenty of queer storylines headed to the small screen

Washington Blade 18 Sep 2021
And since LGBTQ+ stories and characters are ever more abundant in the mix, that means there are plenty of upcoming offerings worth highlighting ... The Premise (Sept. 16). ... Sex Education (Sept. 17). ... Finally, in honor of LGBTQ History Month, the queer streaming network Revry is offering a slate of must-see LGBTQ-oriented documentaries throughout October ... ....

The Hidden History of St. Peter's Basilica (History Documentary)

Bitchute 17 Sep 2021
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Ken Burns’ 4-part, 8-hour Muhammad Ali Documentary Series Begins Sunday

LEO Weekly 17 Sep 2021
His life, legacy and career have been compressively covered in journalism, books, film and almost ever other storytelling medium, but documentary giant Ken Burns is taking his crack at the Ali story ... In the article, he also told CNN that there was no motive or angle with the documentary, that he was simply “in the history business.”....

Three new Steve McQueen documentaries debut on Amazon Prime Video

The Grio 17 Sep 2021
A British Scandal, directed by Lyttanya Shannon, “is an hour-long documentary examining one of the biggest scandals in the history of British education, where Black children in the 1960s and ‘70s were disproportionately sent to schools for the so-called “educationally subnormal.”....

‘Live at Mister Kelly’s’ recalls Chicago club where talent thrived, regardless of color

Chicago Sun-Times 17 Sep 2021
Chicago History Museum. Insightful documentary looks back at the Rush Street hotspot that hosted Barbra Streisand, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler and countless other rising stars ... In 1975, the London House and Mister Kelly’s closed their doors forever, but through the recordings and the memories and now this wonderful documentary, the legend lives on....

Schumacher, the documentary on Netflix

The Telegraph India 17 Sep 2021
Schumacher, the eponymous documentary film on Netflix, attempts to chronicle the life and career of one of the most prodigious names in the history of sport ... For those like me, who have only had a superficial understanding of Schumacher, the documentary makes for an interesting, if not riveting, watch....

Oasis Knebworth 1996 review – dreamy music doc looks back in languor

The Guardian 17 Sep 2021
... this 90s nostalgia fest Pre-internet, end-of-history nostalgia reaches a psychedelic peak in this enjoyable documentary about Oasis’s pair of 1996 gigs at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire....

Artist to cxhibit 'collage thinking' at MAINSITE

The Norman Transcript 17 Sep 2021
A percentage of proceeds from artwork sales will be donated toward a feature length independent documentary film in the making, “Remembering the Future with Herb Greene,” due for preview screening next fall ... The documentary photographs embedded in the collage paintings, dialogue ......

Play Age of Empires 4 Early in a Technical Stress Test Today

IGN Insider 17 Sep 2021
Age of Empires 4 is holding a Technical Stress Test starting today, and it will be open to everyone through Steam and the Xbox Insider Hub in Microsoft Store ... PT through Monday, September 20 at 10 a.m ... It was recently found out that an hour of medieval history documentary material is included in Age of Empires 4 ... ....