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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Michael Wittman - Greatest Tank Ace (History Documentary)

Bitchute 28 Nov 2021
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Michael Cohen: Trump Pulled Off the ‘Greatest Grift in U.S. History,’ Will Not Run Again

Rollingstone 28 Nov 2021
history” raising money from his supporters who believe his lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him ...Yeah, so this should become a documentary, and it should be called the greatest grift in U.S. history ... .......

Michael Cohen says Trump won't pursue a 2024 White House bid, calls his 'Big Lie' ...

Business Insider 28 Nov 2021
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Michael M ... "This should become a documentary, and it should be called the greatest grift in US history," Cohen said of Trump's efforts ... "This should become a documentary, and it should be called the greatest grift in US history," he said ... Cohen goes on to describe what he perceives to be Trump's calling card ... .......

Leonard Pitts Jr.: How young is too young to teach white kids about race?

Omaha World-Herald 28 Nov 2021
Isabella Tichenor killed herself this month ... It was intended to promote a documentary on the raging controversy about how and if schools should teach America’s sordid racial history ... Leonard Pitts Jr ... bad? Where America’s racial history is concerned, we are asked — and increasingly, required by law — to treat white children as egg cartons treat eggs ... ....

Tornado enables Marshalltown store to reinvent itself

Hastings Tribune 28 Nov 2021
In part to celebrate the anniversary, McGregor worked with Trending Media, a media and advertising company in Marshalltown, to create a mini-documentary on the furniture store’s history and restoration of its headquarters following the 2018 tornado....

How a Fish Bankrupted the Roman Aristocracy (History Documentary)

Bitchute 27 Nov 2021
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The Saturday Interview

The Independent 27 Nov 2021
In Peter Jackson’s new three-part documentary Get Back – based on 56 hours of Lindsay-Hogg’s never-before-seen footage of the band in their final throes – you see just what a task his forerunner had on his hands, as he tried to convince the biggest band in the world to cooperate ... But I get the feeling now that history has arrived.”....

Defining the Hallmark of a happy ending

Messenger-Inquirer 27 Nov 2021
It was a rather haphazard collection of science and history documentaries, with maybe a few biographies thrown in ... But one look at my DVR log would tell you that I’m still watching the same science and history programs, but with a few classic MGM musicals thrown in for good measure ... More from this section ... Or any dress ... It was everything I needed. ....

Did ex-Independent editor Amol Rajan suddenly switch his newspaper's support to the Tories so David ...

The Daily Mail 27 Nov 2021
Mr Rajan, who has faced controversy in recent weeks over an explosive BBC documentary which prompted the Royal Family to threaten to boycott the Corporation, made history as the first non-white Fleet Street newspaper editor when he was appointed in 2013 at the age of 29 ... 'You take care of the workers and we'll take care of the bosses.' ... It added ... ....

‘The Harder They Fall’ Costume Designer Antoinette Messam Talks Western Influences, Costuming During COVID

The Hollywood Reporter 27 Nov 2021
... old history books? ... A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States, and it was fantastic because it had all the characters that were in the movie, little chapters on them and others that I didn’t know about....

Tackett's Take: More readers share their thoughts on lack of intelligence in America

Lincoln Courier 27 Nov 2021
It’s déjà vu about what my column focused on last week ... More ... The History Channel has shows about ancient aliens, swamp people, pawn shops, duck people and some show about digging holes in Canada. I remember when History channel aired documentaries about WW2 ... “China has had more than 800 such pandemics in its recorded history....

Oak Ridge history documentary films, videos

Oakridger 26 Nov 2021
First released in 2005, this award-winning documentary film is what I consider the most effective history of Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project years ... “A landmark documentary film that has become the definitive history of the Manhattan Project years in Oak Ridge, Tenn ... “A sequel documentary film to Secret City ... "Hidden History....

Stunning paleoart shows what dinosaurs really looked like

The Citizens 26 Nov 2021
This classic documentary series, produced by the venerable BBC Natural History Unit and aired by Discovery in the US, had the distinction of being the most expensive documentary ever made when it launched in 1999 ... Sue is now on display at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History....