Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Explores the political life and ideas of the controversial author, linguistic scholar, radical philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky.

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 Achbar (The Corporation) and Peter Wintonick encourage viewers to question the film’s own workings, like Chomsky himself encourages listeners to extricate themselves from the web of deceit by undertaking a course of intellectual self-defence.

Special features

  • 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 (266pp-downloadable pdf).
  • Fully uncompressed PCM stereo audio.
     

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      167mins

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD658

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