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A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.

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. While mockumentaries are usually comedic, pseudo-documentaries are their dramatic equivalents. However, pseudo-documentary should not be confused with docudrama, a fictional genre in which dramatic techniques are combined with documentary elements to depict real events. Also, docudrama is different from docufiction; a genre in which documentaries are contaminated with fictional elements.

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This is a great example of a mockumentary film style, even though it's pretty much a classroom-made version of The Office.

Contributed by Bridget Landis

This is my own movie-trailer form of a mockumentary. It parodies what it's like to live in a swing state during a presidential election by presenting it as a horrific epidemic of being bombarded with advertisements so much that people go into hiding.

Contributed by Megan Yankovsky

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