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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Candyman documentary dropping this spring

Floyd County Chronicle 06 Mar 2021
The 'Candyman' franchise is set to be the focus of a new in-depth documentary being released this spring. The upcoming film - which is titled 'The Complete History of Candyman' - will give horror fans ... The synopsis for the documentary reads ... Candyman documentary dropping this spring....
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Sisters With Transistors: Pioneering women and electronic music

The Irish Times 06 Mar 2021
... more difficult to make the film without that, but it allowed us to make the film we wanted to make, rather than fall into these traps.” The traps, she says, are the traditional documentary structures that often create gaps in history through telling stories in a particular way....
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Professor Sucharit Bhakdi - Full Interview - Planet Lockdown

Bitchute 06 Mar 2021
... cited microbiologist in German academic history....
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TVA's Ocoee Dam #1 historic structures eyed for preservation in proposed consolidation of operations

Times Free Press 06 Mar 2021
A proposed consolidation of operations at TVA's 110-year-old Ocoee Dam No ... /**/ ... BE HEARD ... History on film. Caney Creek Village documentary premieres Sunday). Because the Ocoee system predates TVA, "it would be nice to see interpretation of that history at the site. It's a compelling story and tied to the nation's history," Caldwell said ... ....
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#StayWoke The Oklahoma Eagle Editorial: 1921 Beyond June 1st, Jazz Hall, Vernon Jordan And Julius Jones

The Oklahoma Eagle 05 Mar 2021
How could something so horrible find no place in history books or in Oklahoma curriculum? Well, like so many acts of racial hatred in Oklahoma, it was hidden ... To remedy this omission, Westbrook and the History Channel will broadcast the documentary this Spring to coincide with the 100-year-anniversary of the race massacre....
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How ‘My Favorite War’ Put a Country’s Collective Trauma Into Animated Documentary

The Wrap 05 Mar 2021
An animated documentary that mixes history and a personal story in the manner of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film “Persepolis,” “My Favorite War” finds Latvian director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen examining her childhood during the Cold War, when Latvia was under Soviet occupation....
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UNK student documentary tells story of historic

The Grand Island Independent 05 Mar 2021
Range, who is studying multimedia production with a film studies minor, highlights the local theater’s history and impact in a documentary he produced through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program ... Range produced his documentary, “When The World Closed,” while working with Rosdail through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program....
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UNK student documentary tells story of historic theater

The Grand Island Independent 05 Mar 2021
Range, who is studying multimedia production with a film studies minor, highlights the local theater’s history and impact in a documentary he produced through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program ... Range produced his documentary, “When The World Closed,” while working with Rosdail through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program....
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UNK documentary looks at World Theatre

The North Platte Telegraph 05 Mar 2021
Range, who is studying multimedia production with a film studies minor, highlights the local theater’s history and impact in a documentary he produced through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program ... Range and Rosdail plan to be there to capture this moment for an updated version of the documentary....
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Trends, stars, barking dogs: The TV winter 2021 press tour goes virtual

The Oregonian 05 Mar 2021
For the 100th anniversary of the massacre, several networks are planning documentaries intended to bring even more of the disgraceful history to light ... The History Channel also announced a partnership with documentary veteran Stanley Nelson and NBA veteran Russell Westbrook, which ......
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GMA Network is GEMS’ TV Station of the Year

Manila Bulletin 05 Mar 2021
FDCP also recognized The Atom Araullo Specials’ “Babies4Sale.PH” episode and Brigada’s “Aeta Squadron/Female Spiesdocumentary for winning the Silver (Best Investigative Report category) and Bronze (Documentary History and Society category) Medals, respectively at the 2020 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards....
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Colorado Community Uses ‘The Social Dilemma’ To Ignite Conversation About Unity, Change

CBS News 05 Mar 2021
(credit. CBS) ... COVID In Denver. Vaccine Focus Continues In Underserved Communities ... Each member watched the documentary-drama “The Social Dilemma” and then held a panel discussion with the film’s creators ... (credit. Netflix) ... “The Social Dilemma” has become the second most-watched documentary in Netflix history ... (credit. CBS)....
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“American Pickers” looking for Colleton leads during S.C. trip

Walterboro Live 05 Mar 2021
By HEATHER WALTERS.   ...The American Pickers” is a documentary series that airs on the History Channel. The show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, look for bits of American history by combing through private collections of antiques, interesting finds, vintage signs, furniture and more....

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