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n. pl. mock·u·men·ta·ries
A fictional movie or television program that is a parody made in the style of a factual documentary.

[Blend of mock and documentary.]


(ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Broadcasting) a satirical television or radio programme in the form of a parody of a documentary
[C20: from mock + (doc)umentary]
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Confusion of ethics creates spaces of concession in practice as tourists strive to minimise intrusion by adopting pseudodocumentary behaviours to become a "fly on the wall" (Mick, pre).
This is indicated by various descriptions used to describe them: mockumentary, docudrama, fake documentary, quasi-documentary, faux-documentary, pseudodocumentary, pretend documentary, faction, documentary styled drama, hypothetical docu-drama, what-ifs.
The pseudodocumentary featured three men who seemingly manage to run across a lake, thanks to the water-repellent qualities of their Hi-Tec shoes.
Theories of fiction often shy away from discussing recent trends in TV production, but the current fascination with pseudodocumentary, docufiction, and reality TV shows can be related to a similar appeal of a dramatized sense of confusion between what may be fact and what is not.
Wright himself plays a role in the story, which is presented in pseudodocumentary fashion, as if to underscore the authenticity of its details.
The fictional narrator of Daniel Defoe's pseudodocumentary novel A Journal of the Plague Year speaks with the same clinical detachment of one who has nothing to fear.
The novel very neatly offers us Berg's pseudodocumentary art trying, and failing, to imitate Grace's private life-art.
The narrative unfolds in pseudodocumentary style, using clips from TV news programs, raw-looking footage of Women's Army meetings, and a quick-cut montage set to music that echoes the visual style--rough, urgent, and, ultimately, very eloquent.
Within Privilege is "Privilege" -a pseudodocumentary by a character called Yvonne Washington (Novella Nelson), on the subject of attaining equal rights for the deaf.
Continually underscoring "culture's demand for marketable identity in [an artist's] person, products, style, and career" in order to evade it, as one writer noted in these pages [Artforum, September 2004], the group has flirted with the terms of cultural commodification through enterprises ranging from party-planning and a fashion label during the '90s to publishing a magazine and producing films more recently, including the 2002 pseudodocumentary Get Rid of Yourself, made with the German Black Bloc contingent during the 2001 Genoa G8 summit demonstrations (with a cameo by Chloe Sevigny).
Voiceover is heavily leaned on to connect parts that fall somewhere between pseudodocumentary and drama.
It even sports one of those alarming, pseudodocumentary prefatory titles that were fashionable in films such as Blackboard Jungle and On the Waterfront.