Manufacturing Consent

A FILM BY Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick

Manufacturing Consent

A FILM BY Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick

An immensely accomplished, entertaining examination of the man and his ideas.
-PHILIDELPHIA ENQUIRER
The film is politically and intellectually potent, even infuriating, whether you agree with Chomsky or disagree with him.
-Joe Brown, THE WASHINGTON POST
An invigorating introduction to one of the least soporific of American minds.
-Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES
Watch out for this film. It can make you think.
-Ralph Nader
Superb, densely packed and buoyant.
-Geoff Pevere, CANADIAN FORUM

Synopsis

Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of mass media. A mammoth two-part project, MANUFACTURING CONSENT is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from the "web of deceit" by undertaking a course of "intellectual self-defense." The two-disc 15th anniversary edition of this revolutionary film is accompanied by a rich selection of special features.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Canadian, Documentary
Running Time: 167 min.
Year: 1992

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick