I was offered this example of a "productive fake documentary on YouTube" by a friend, student, or colleague who responded when I crowdsourced my FakeTube Project
via social networks. I later blogged, spoke,
on it (and other videos) as promised.
Rainn Wilson on twitter: "I am an actor and a writer and I co-created SoulPancake and my son, Walter."[cit]
is an American comedy television series broadcast by NBC. An adaptation of the BBC series The Office
, the series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, but has been bought out by a printer company named Sabre." [cit]
Regarding the fake/real interplay in documentary, a more recent and "real" (2010) example is discussed by Liz Losh on her blog: "In the video we see passengers disembarking from the Rachel Corrie ship, named after the deceased anti-Israeli American peace activist. These people, who include old women, pregnant women, frail men, and others who certainly don't fit the image of jihadist radicalism that the IDF has associated with other participants in the flotilla attempting to cross the Gaza blockade. Actually, the message is really in the applause at the end, which reinforces the idea that the soldiers are behaving chivalrously and courteously in their interactions. The sad irony is that this video represents a kind of alternative reality for which the crowd is clapping, in which the interaction between Israelis and Palestinian sympathizers never turned violent."[cit]
Dr. Strangelove reports: "The Israeli government has been forced to apologize for circulating a spoof video mocking activists aboard the Gaza flotilla, nine of who were shot dead by Israeli forces last week."[cit]