The Film : Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan

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The simplistic definitions of what documentary and mockumentary are has caused audiences to become cynical to what truth there is in factual films. The film ‘Borat: Cultural learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ directed by Larry Charles also known simply as Borat combines both fact and fiction while using mockumentary styling. Documentary is described as a creative treatment of actuality. Mockumentary is known as a fictional narrative that takes the form of a documentary. In having such thin definitions for the genre and subgenre it has resulted in films such as Borat being difficult to categorize into a genre. Borat could easily fall under both definitions. This has resulted in the debate of what genre the film falls under. This essay will discuss the different perspectives of genre for the film. By using examples from the film and the process in which the film was made this essay will attempt to find a suitable genre for the film borat. The consequences of a film like borat will also be discussed. The representations of individual people and different cultures has resulted in a negative influence upon those within the. This essay makes commentary for how truths are not always as society sees them as well as how truth and fiction have consequences.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan follows a Kazakhstani journalist named who is sent to America. This is with the intention of bringing back…

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