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.
"For over 25 years, filmmaker Ken Burns has been producing films ahat are unafraid of controversy and tragedy ... History made them famous. Ken Burns made them real."[cit]
I have written elsewhere that fake documentaries are "fiction films that make use of (copy, mock, mimic, gimmick) documentary style and therefore acquire its associated content (the moral and social) and associated feelings (belief, trust, authenticity) to create a documentary experience defined by their antithesis, self-conscious distance."[cit]
Video and film have been used throughout their history to witness
, and document
, atrocities of those in power, as well as "people's history"
of utopian political moments.