Noam Chomsky and the Media
A film by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick
In an energetic fusion of images and ideas, Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of the controversial author, linguistic scholar, radical philosopher and activist, Noam Chomsky.
Using new and original interviews, archive footage, playful graphics and outrageous illustrations Manufacturing Consent provocatively and entertainingly highlights Chomsky's analysis of the media, focusing on democratic societies where populations are not disciplined by force but are subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control.
Mark Arhbar (The Corporation) and Peter Wintonick encourage viewers to question the film's own workings, like Chomsky himself encourages listeners to extricate themselves from this web of deceit by undertaking a course of intellectual self-defence.
- Interview with directors (2007)
- Interview with Chomsky (2007)
- Chomsky v Buckley (1969)
- Chomsky v Silber (1986)
- Chomsky v Dershowitz (2005)
- Necessary illusions demo tape (1989)
- Companion book to the film (266 pages - PDF)
Canada | 1992 | colour, and black and white | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 167 + 215 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 2-disc set |
Region 2 DVD