Mock-documentary: questioning of factual discourse of documentary

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: English

Student: Özge Akoğlu

Supervisor: BARIŞ ÇAKMUR


This study aims to examine the relation between mock-documentary and factual discourse of documentary. By factual discourse it is meant to documentary’s claim of representing reality. Within this respect, documentary has its own particular codes and conventions to construct its factual discourse. Mock-documentary, simulates these codes and conventions to create a fictional world. In this study, mock-documentary and its relationship with the most popular modes of documentary is examined. Within this study the earliest examples of mock-documentary and recent examples of the form are compared, and it is stated that with the recent examples of the form the critical approach of mock-documentary has been reduced.