shockumentary

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shockumentary

(ˌʃɒkjuːˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ies
(Broadcasting) a television programme showing members of the public in shocking or violent situations
[C20: a blend of shock + documentary]
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In 1960, the horror film in Italy approached realism from two separate directions: through the mondo film on the one hand, and through the giallo on the other.
It seems relevant that the first mondo film, Gualtiero Jacopetti's Mondo cane (Italy, 1962), was released the same year as The Evil Eye.
Initiated in 1962 by Gualtiero Jacopetti's Mondo Cane, and characterized by titles such as Africa Adio (1966), and Ultime Grida Dalla Savana: La Grande Caccia (aka Savage Man, Savage Beast, 1975), the mondo film is not strictly Italian in origin but developed there as a distinct sub-form, showcasing footage of tribal initiation ceremonies, animal deaths, and human executions.
They point out that it is "composed of footage [that has] appeared in many mondo films prior to and following Cannibal Holocaust" (252).
It can also be found in tabloid news and reality-tv programs (again, discussed in the book) which present "fact" in a sensationalistic mondo film manner and which occasionally present dramatic reconstructions as "reality.
A Mondo Films release of a Mondo Films/Le Poisson Volant presentation of a Mondo Films, France 2 Cinema, Ex-machina, Kine Sud Video production.
A Mondo Films release (in France) of a Princes Film/Canal Plus production.
A Mondo Films release of a Le Poisson Volant/Les Films du Rond-Pont production, with participation of CNC.