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Mermaids: The Body Found(Movie, 2012)

1h 22min | Genre: Science Fiction
Mermaids: The Body FoundRating: 2.3/5 (with 77 votes)
Mermaids: The Body Found is a mockumentary television program styled as a documentary originally aired on American TV channels Animal Planet (May 27, 2012) and Discovery Channel (June 17, 2012). It tells a story of a scientific team's investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings of an unidentified marine body. The show presents the controversial aquatic ape hypothesis as evidence that mermaids exist, along with a digitally manufactured video. A sequel broadcast called Mermaids: The New Evidence aired May 26, 2013. Mermaids: The Body Found and its sequel Mermaids: The New Evidence is an example of what is known as docufiction, in which documentary style and programming elements are combined with fictional – or sometimes, less egregiously, speculative – science and fiction. This type of programming receives particular criticism when, as in the original broadcast of Mermaids: The Body Found, there are only a few, easily missed disclaimers to indicate the speculative nature of the programming. On the contrary, the serious tone of the majority of the presentation implied that it was a factual documentary. The first airings of the two Mermaids programs apparently gathered the attention of millions of people and also drew some of Animal Plan... ()
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About Mermaids: The Body Found

A story that imagines how these real-world phenomena may be related. In this story, startling amateur video and photographic evidence, as well as additional audio recordings, suggests whales weren’t the only creatures affected by the Navy’s sonar. The film follows the two scientists who tracked the whale beachings for years and delivers first-hand, on-camera accounts of what they claim to have discovered in the aftermath of one particular beaching. Their story is nothing less than fantastical: they claim to have found the remains of a mermaid.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 5 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Hungarian (HU), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/27/2012
Director: Sid Bennett
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Mermaids - The Body Found"

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