So, what is a mockumentary?
Well a mockumentary is a fake documentary that has been made to look and feel like a real documentary… So it’s a “mock” documentary you see.
You’ll find mockumentaries on Animal Planet, Discovery, and the History Channel.
Often times, they’ll use deceptive phrasing during the introduction to make it sound real while also not disclosing the documentary is fake.
A good example of a mockumentary is Megalodon… Discovery didn’t really disclose it was fake in the intro so for awhile everybody thought Megalodon was still alive.
A more recent example is The Cannibal in the Jungle, which premiered this Spring on Animal Planet, which never explained that it is completely fake.
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