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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The Observer 03 Jul 2022
50 Years of Pride (Channel 4), a mishmash of cabaret, musical revue, documentary and oral history that attempts to be all things to all LGBTQ+ people, and just about pulls it off ... This big-hearted documentary and musical revue is a celebration, then, but it is also a reminder to be vigilant and to know our history....

Where is the Body of Alexander the Great? (History Documentary)

Bitchute 02 Jul 2022
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How did Utah students do in National History Day competitions? | Opinion

Deseret News 02 Jul 2022
Over months of skill building, Utah’s National History Day students have learned how to work with history’s raw materials ... The First Tour of the Fisk Jubilee Singers .” The project was also a national finalist and featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Documentary Showcase....

Netflix’s ‘Afrobeats: The Backstory’ Spotlights The African Genre’s Evolution

Vibe Magazine 02 Jul 2022
"From the 1990s to the millennium, afrobeats has gone through many transformations, many names, and much resistance.". By Marc Griffin Plus Icon Marc Griffin. Staff Writer, News. Plus Icon Marcgriffin27. Follow. More Stories by Marc ... Now, Netflix is bringing the genre’s history to their streaming platform with a documentary series called Afrobeats....

Why the documentary is key to stopping Black music erasure

The Grio 01 Jul 2022
Over the past 15 years, numerous documentaries have surfaced that either shed light on Black musical subjects and genres or have uncovered a monumental event that should be commonplace in the history books, the archives and consciousness of modern popular culture ... music history....

‘Impresario’ impresses as warm welcome into LGBTQ activist Marc Huestis’ world

The Daily Californian 01 Jul 2022
It is often said that history is written by the victors, an earnest if not snide remark on the verisimilitude of historical narratives ... As Huestis and Molitor have known each other since their early days in the Castro, the documentary embraces a level of intimacy lost in other recounts of history....

Trailer giving behind-the-scenes look at Big Bang Boom released

Norfolk Daily News 01 Jul 2022
Behind the Boom” is a feature-length documentary that walks viewers through the history of Norfolk’s Fourth of July celebration and provides a look at the production of the community’s fireworks show ... The documentary is being entered into several film festivals across the country....

Pakistan: Norwegian climber scales Nanga Parbat

Gulf News 01 Jul 2022
Kristin hopes to match or surpass Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja and his ground-breaking 2019 record of six months and six days — an achievement that smashed the previous record and was profiled in a popular Netflix documentary — to change how the mountaineering world views women athletes....

Local Beat: Holiday events planned

Corsicana Daily Sun 01 Jul 2022
We reserve the right to edit all entries for style, space and content. Ongoing ... free for all ages ... Returning resident fiction writer, Ilana Masad, (New York, New York) author of “All My Mother’s Lovers,” will discuss her work here, along with Sonya Schönberger (Berlin, Germany) discussing oral histories and documentary writing....

Heinkel's Forgotten and Most Elegant Plane | Heinkel He 70 'Blitz' (Aviation History Documentary)

Bitchute 30 Jun 2022
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Before ‘All or Nothing: Arsenal’, watch these 5+ documentary films on Arsenal

The Telegraph India 30 Jun 2022
The recent first look trailer of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming documentary series All or Nothing ... To gear up for the all-access docu-series which starts streaming on August 4, let us take a look at some documentaries on the north London-based club.   ... made history....

Belfast filmmaker’s documentary on grassroots feminism across NI set to be screened at Docs Ireland film festival

Belfast Telegraph 30 Jun 2022
History was made here on October 21, 2019, when abortion was decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised via a Westminster ruling due to the three-year political stalemate at Stormont ... The filmmaker said that she feels that all these forms of art are “connected” and wanted to form the documentary to reflect this....

Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell on "Revisionist History" podcast

CBS News 30 Jun 2022
Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell joins “CBS Mornings'' to discuss the seventh season of his podcast "Revisionist History." He talks about uncovering his family history and how his latest book is being adapted into a documentary series ... ....

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