On the Campaign Trail: Documentaries and Mockumentaries

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"There are few spectacles more dramatic and public than a presidential campaign. Yet behind the public facade, the real theater often takes place during stolen moments, when under-pressure candidates drift off message, and when meticulously maintained facades crumble into candid gaffe-filled moments. The observational documentary mode, in which filmmakers are present to witness these stolen moments, has also become a popular fictional strategy—copying a documentary style in order to satirize reality." —MoMI