Need a rockin' mock doc
March 16, 2011 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Do you know of a mockumentary that is legally available to watch online, or that is in the public domain (I'm in Canada)?

I'm teaching a course that deals with mockumentary and I'm trying to keep copyright costs down as much as possible. If I have to I will ask the library to order in works but I would prefer to find work that is freely (and legally) available online. I'm already aware of Jaded. Short or long films welcome, and I would especially enjoy hearing about works like Opération Lune that don't reveal themselves until well into the film, if it all.
posted by Cuke to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This is the first one I could think of and, assuming that YouTube doesn't blow a fuse, is both freely available online AND only about 10 minutes:

The Old Negro Space Program
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 11:09 AM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Or, another short film, The Japanese Tradition: Sushi, which is another slow-reveal mockumentary.
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 11:10 AM on March 16, 2011

Do you have access to Netflix and its Watch Online capabilities? It's kind of the best. (Don't know if that would fit your needs or location.)

There are TONS of mockumentaries on there; it's a tagged category.
posted by Madamina at 11:51 AM on March 16, 2011

My brother actually makes a lot of (short) mockumentaries. He's at SXSW right now, his latest is being screened.
posted by pyjammy at 12:22 PM on March 16, 2011

Response by poster: Ivan those two are both great, thank you. No Netflix I'm afraid and chances are that they wouldn't be kosher for public presentation in most cases. Pyjammy I'm on an iPod and can't properly check out the site now, but I will tomorrow.

If anyone arrives late please keep suggestions coming.
posted by Cuke at 7:02 PM on March 16, 2011

Best answer: Okay, and Beatles 3000 (probably better as a mockumentary of any breathless archaeology documentary)

And not a mockumentary, but a ridiculous real one, The Evolution of David Bowie's Teeth

I think I might have too much time on my hands...
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 10:16 PM on March 16, 2011

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