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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Three (more) Forgotten Roman Megaprojects (2024, Roman History Documentary)

Bitchute 20 Jul 2024
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Following the Longest Roman Aqueduct (2024, Roman History Documentary)

Bitchute 20 Jul 2024
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What has made Taylor Guitars such an innovative company? This new documentary goes behind the ...

Guitar.com 20 Jul 2024
“I think if you erased Taylor from history, the music we listen to today would be different” that’s the bold claim made by Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor at the top of a new documentary charting this history of the brand, but over the course of the film you’ll get a sense that he’s not wrong....
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American Pickers to film in Iowa

Atlantic News Telegraph 20 Jul 2024
The American Pickers are excited to return to Iowa! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout the southwest Iowa area in September 2024. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel ... @GotAPick. ....
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'It's Just Phenomenal': Jeannie Seely Opens Up About Being Country Music's Oldest Working Woman At 84

Pinkvilla 20 Jul 2024
At 84, Jeannie Seely continues to thrive in country music, releasing Suffertime and breaking records at RCA Studio B ... By ... follow us ... In addition to the song, there was also a forty-minute documentary and video released about it. “We're recreating history,” Seely said in an interview, “I'm just doing things, truthfully, that just sound fun to do.” ... ....
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Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sweet Honey in the Rock vocalist and civil rights activist, dies at 81

The Los Angeles Times 20 Jul 2024
Reagon was also an institutional voice for the study of Black music traditions, serving for many years as a professor in history at American University in Washington, D.C ... She also founded and directed the Program in Black American Culture at the National Museum of American History....
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Armie Hammer denies Robert Downey Jr. paid for his rehab after rape, cannibalism allegations

New York Post 20 Jul 2024
Armie Hammer denied the rumor that Robert Downey Jr ... “No, he did not ... 10 ... Piers Morgan Uncensored ... Downey Jr ... Shut up ... 10 ... 10 ... Following the cannibal and rape claims, plus a “House of Hammerdocumentary detailing the allegations and his family history, the “Call Me By Your Name” star has remained largely out of the spotlight....
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‘My testicles were on fire for weeks’: the sex movie craze that swept 70s Britain

The Guardian 19 Jul 2024
Ahead of a documentary, their stars talk pain, secrets – and being ‘the most famous bare bum in British screen historyRobin Askwith is telling me about his testicles ... .......
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Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place: Part 3

The Hawk Eye 19 Jul 2024
Black Hawk and the others were taken prisoner and eventually incarcerated in the Jefferson Barracks in Saint Louis, Missouri. Black Hawk was sent on a tour of several large eastern cities ... Black Hawk was released in 1833 ... Singing Bird, Black Hawk’s wife, told Mr ... Russ Fry lives in Burlington and writes books and makes documentaries about local history....
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Black Hawk\u2019s Final Resting Place: Part 3

Daily Gate City 19 Jul 2024
Black Hawk and the others were taken prisoner and eventually incarcerated in the Jefferson Barracks in Saint Louis, Missouri. Black Hawk was sent on a tour of several large eastern cities ... Black Hawk was released in 1833 ... Singing Bird, Black Hawk’s wife, told Mr ... Russ Fry lives in Burlington and writes books and makes documentaries about local history....
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Meditation can be harmful – and can even make mental health problems worse

The Conversation 19 Jul 2024
These studies show that adverse effects are not rare ... It was widely disseminated by the media, including a New Scientist article, and a BBC Radio 4 documentary . But there was little media coverage in 2022 of the most expensive study in the history of meditation science (over US$8 million funded by research charity the Wellcome Trust) ... ....
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HBO's 'STAX: Soulsville U.S.A.' earns two Emmy nominations

Columbia Daily Herald 18 Jul 2024
A documentary about Memphis-own Stax Records is nominated for two Emmys in the upcoming award season ... The documentary mini-series showcases the history of Stax Records as it launched the careers of countless artists others over the years ... Nominees for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series."Beckham""Quiet on Set....
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3 to See: PBC History Museum; Bella Abzug documentary; Palm Beach Chamber Music festival

The Palm Beach Post 18 Jul 2024
Consider yourself a local history buff? Then there’s never been a better time to visit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County! The society is headquartered in the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, which houses antique ephemera and exhibitions featuring the county’s rich cultural narrative....
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