'Borat' Under the Microscope The controversial new hit film Borat provides insight into how documentary and reality TV are really made. These programs all shape and color their characters, whether their intention is farce or sober assessment of a serious subject.
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'Borat' Under the Microscope

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'Borat' Under the Microscope

'Borat' Under the Microscope

'Borat' Under the Microscope

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The controversial new hit film Borat provides insight into how documentary and reality TV are really made. These programs all shape and color their characters, whether their intention is farce or sober assessment of a serious subject.