mockumentary

Mockumentaries

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The Editors
28/09/2020

Mockumentaries subvert the traditional codes and conventions of documentaries to bring across its message.  They take the documentary as style form, documentary practitioners and cultural, social, and political icons as objects of parody. Built on these principles, mockumentaries can be effectively used to express concern about current issues and to draw attention to the nature of media representation. 

Mockumentaries

Understanding "I'm Still Here". This can't be real, right?

Paper
Hanne Hermens
16/09/2020
15 minutes to read

This essay explores the confusion that was ignited by the film I'm Still Here (2010) by analysing its form, purpose and content and comparing it to other forms of film. 

Social media and why we're all full of shit

Paper
Daniel Obubo
31/08/2020
14 minutes to read

This paper seeks to explore Instagram culture and how it shapes young minds. The inspiration for the paper comes from the second season of the Emmy-nominated mockumentary American Vandal

Borat: a Bi-cultural Mockumentary

Paper
Valentina Brkan
29/11/2019
12 minutes to read

As a bi-cultural mockumentary, Borat manages to parody, critique and deconstruct both American and Kazakh culture.