Do you enjoy mockumentaries

Do you enjoy mockumentaries

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Posted 2014-07-23 by Carolyn Hoppingfollow
A mockumentary is a type of movie or television show that takes the format of, albeit parodying, a traditional documentary. While the standard form of narration make them initially seem quite innocuous, it also renders them hilarious as the program progresses. For example, just as the narrator of a documentary presents factual information in a serious tone of voice, in a mockumentary totally false or even facetious information is often presented in the same way. This makes them an especially powerful vehicle for raising public awareness about social issues, cultural prejudice and current affairs.

Some well-known mockumentaries that have made a tangible impression on society over recent years include Michael Moore's Bowling For Columbine, the Blair Witch Project, Banksy - Exit Through The Gift Shop, and Sasha Baron Cohen's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakstan.

, and if so, why? What are your favourites?

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#Documentaries
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#Humour

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