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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LeBron James, CNN Films to produce documentary on the 1921 Tulsa race massacre

Henry Herald 28 Oct 2020
LeBron James is hoping to shed some light on a tragedy that has been largely absent from American history books. James's SpringHill Company is collaborating with CNN Films to create a documentary that examines the history of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, according to news release ... A bloody history....

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

Journal Review 28 Oct 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it ... Sara Wolitzky’s documentary, which premiered Tuesday on PBS, looks back on the last few years of the women’s movement, starting with the Women’s March the day after the inauguration of Trump -- still the largest demonstration in American history....

Video: The Secret Government. The Truth About the CIA and US Foreign Policy at the ...

GlobalResearch 28 Oct 2020
This documentary gives quite an overview of what has actually happened in the 40 years before 1987 regarding the CIA and the cold war – including Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Nicaragua, Chile and Viet Nam and features such people as Ralph McGeehee and Phil Retinger (both former CIA agents), Rear Admiral Gene La Rocque (Ret....

Gary’s Glimpses: Historical women leaders, including those in Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho Observer 28 Oct 2020
— It’s called New Mexico History Day, but nobody can tell you what day that is ... documentary, ......

Obama Briefed About Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Yahoo Daily News 28 Oct 2020
history (although he had significantly more access to Obama), never sought out being featured in a documentary ... I don’t know that those images exist because that’s not the kind of human being he is.”The importance of the still image for history ... the presidency for history.”....

Trump no good for comedy but comedians flourishSarah Cooper lip-syncs snippets of the president’s speeches ...

Deccan Herald 28 Oct 2020
The show pivots to parody advertisements (Jon Hamm playing the My Pillow owner selling a Covid-19 cure has a fun “Tim and Eric” vibe); news interviews like one with a robot chief executive played by Ben Stiller; and mock-documentary interludes, like a Ken Burns-style documentary on the history of Karens, featuring the voice of Whoopi Goldberg....

Juanita R. Gutierrez

Lockhart Post-Register 28 Oct 2020
Juanita R. Gutierrez, age 50 passed away peacefully in her home in Lockhart, Texas, on Sunday October 11th, 2020 ... & Josefina Castillo Reyna ... She also had many interests ... She loved the history shows and documentaries like Alcatraz, and other shows like The Real Housewives, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, and Law & Order. SVU ... Rest in peace ... .......

The Undoing \u2013 how to watch the new Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant thriller

Digital Spy 28 Oct 2020
Related ... How to watch The Undoing ... You'll be able to watch content from Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Witness, Sky Comedy, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Nature, GOLD, Sky Crime, Comedy Central, Sky Arts, FOX, MTV, Nat Geo, Discovery Channel and SyFy. There's more info here ... US viewers can watch new episodes on HBO every Sunday at 9pm ET ... .......

Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV and streaming picks for Nov. 1-7

Finger Lakes Times 28 Oct 2020
DON'T MISS ... This year's six honorees include The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex. Also included ... (8 p.m ... The documentary series "AMC Visionaries. Eli Roth's History of Horror" continues with an hour devoted to "Chilling Children" — youthful characters in scary movies who give us the creeps ... ....

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is the raucous Netflix comedy we need right now

Stylist 28 Oct 2020
Sarah Cooper. Everything’s Fine is the raucous Netflix comedy we need right now. Posted by Anna Brech for TV. Share this ... The starriest of star billings comes in the form of Mirren, who takes on the role of Trump sidekick Billy Bush, and the one and only Goldberg, who plays herself in a narration of the pseudo-documentary about the history of Karens ... ....

Famous porn films and adult videos, and where you can find them online

The Daily Dot 28 Oct 2020
What's it like being a leatherdyke? Sadly, lesbian leather history remains muted in most mainstream queer discussions. Luckily, BloodSisters isn't afraid to celebrate the leatherdyke commuinty in all its sadomasochistic glory, making it one of the most important adult documentaries in queer history....

New to Stream: Crackle’s November 2020 Movie & TV Lineup

Coming Soon 28 Oct 2020
It’s fourth and goal with only seconds remaining! Ensure your gridiron glory with these pigskin classics like the Crackle exclusive documentary ‘85. The Greatest Team in Football History, and feel the laughter and the tears as you sob downfield with Brian’s Song and laugh your way into the end zone with The Gridiron and The Turkey Bowl....


The Saratogian 28 Oct 2020
HISTORY TALK. Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host local author and former radio man, Bob Cudmore on Wednesday, October 28th at 1pm to wrap up their NYS History Month programs ... His first project on local history was to join Steve Dunn to co-produce the WMHT-TV documentary Historic Views of the Carpet City....

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