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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Were there Serial Killers in Ancient Rome? (History Documentary)

Bitchute 23 Oct 2021
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Black History Month is October in the United Kingdom

Nashville Pride 23 Oct 2021
Here in the United States, we celebrate Black History Month during February ... Learn much more about the fascinating history of blacks in Britain at ... If you do not subscribe to Prime, you can view a one hour discussion with Steve McQueen and others, talking about the scandal and the documentary, free, on the UK Black History Month website at....
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Regional History Center hosts traveling exhibit

Hill Country Community Journal 23 Oct 2021
The Kerr Regional History Center is currently presenting “Lone Star and Eagle ... Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films....
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Open City Film: 8 films, 3 days

Mail Guardian South Africa 23 Oct 2021
Legalamitlwa, a former director of the Encounters Documentary Festival, knows that films deserve seated respect, not nose-around-the-corner sniffing at ... Her short documentary Comrades details what happened next ... El-Tahri’s film details an extraordinary history in a conventional documentary style of witness testimony intercut with archival images....
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At Santee, Thomas Teaches The Language Of Self

Yankton Daily Press 23 Oct 2021
A HISTORY LESSON ... One project went far beyond his expectations when students produced a mini-documentary — reflecting their perspective — about the Santee Sioux history ... Not all of the history and culture is taught in the classroom....
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College Women’s Club of Pasadena celebrates its centennial – and how much women have achieved

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 23 Oct 2021
Looking back, they see the women across 100 years. just able to vote, still identified by their husband’s first and last name, and doing their best. They shared a passion for education and the power it brought ... Nov ... A special toast will be offered to longtime members and a mini-documentary on the group’s history will premiere ... Instagram ... ....
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Ancient Greek Buddhists (History Documentary)

Bitchute 22 Oct 2021
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The internet loved Charlene White’s Empire’s Child documentary last night and here’s why

Stylist 22 Oct 2021
In the first part of her ancestral documentary, Empire’s Child, Charlene White explores how the British Empire impacted her family and traces her lineage in the process ... Many people shared how the documentary hit them ‘close to home. ... In the documentary, Charlene explains that because of slavery, tracing her own family history can be difficult....
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Hamilton creating 'pop-up museum,' documentary on district's history

The Holland Sentinel 22 Oct 2021
— A new project from Hamilton Community Schools is looking to document the history of the school district and greater community for an “immersive pop-up museum” exhibit and documentary ... 28, at Hamilton High School, featuring artifacts, documents and memorabilia from the district’s history along with a documentary film....
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Anti-drug war 'Aswang' is 1st docu to win Gawad Urian Best Film

The Philippine Star 22 Oct 2021
Aswang,” a documentary about the bloody drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte, made history as the first documentary to win Best Film at the 44th Gawad Urian Awards held yesterday ... ....
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Maghrebi women writers in France pull down wall of silence

The Arab Weekly 22 Oct 2021
There was a lot of shame and suffering ... Language of exile ... It’s the third generation, with enough distance from this painful history, who are able to tackle these questions,” said Tenfiche. Lina Soualem, 31, has just released a documentary, “Leur Algerie” (Their Algeria) that digs into the experience of her grandparents coming to France in the 1950s ... ....
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Who could replace Laura Kuenssberg if she steps down as BBC political editor? Jon Sopel ...

The Daily Mail 22 Oct 2021
(6/4). Jon Sopel is the favourite to replace Laura Kuenssberg, three days after the corporation's North America Editor revealed he was returning from the US ... I'm off. ... He led Sky's Brexit and General Election coverage and has made documentaries on British political history such as the Easter Rising, the 1945 election and the legacy of Enoch Powell ... ....
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Director Mallinson once again shows us the drama of science in PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna ...

Buffalo Rising 22 Oct 2021
In her Director’s Note, Mallinson describes the play as “a work of imaginative speculation” given that five of the scientists on stage “had the privilege of time to place their work in the narrative of history” while Franklin’s early death cheated her of that....
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