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Directed by: Peter Wintonick Mark Achbar

Produced: 1992

Countries & Regions: Canada

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Certificate: 12

Studio: British Film Institute

Length: 167 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 26 January 2009

Cat No: BFIVD658

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Languages(s): English
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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Cast: Noam Chomsky

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A look at the life and work of American philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky, concentrating on his views on the mass media and its... Read More

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A look at the life and work of American philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky, concentrating on his views on the mass media and its effect on the democratic process.

We live in the most recorded and televised period that history has known. Only the most naive however would venture that this has brought us closer to any kind of objective veracity in reportage. Footage that is finally broadcast is highly mediated in ways that go far beyond obvious editing. It is this area of how stories are chosen and presented through the media that Chomsky addresses in this accessible and stimulating investigation. He shows how mainstream news reporting shores up certain agendas, (even when it thinks it is doing quite the opposite), in a process he terms 'the manufacture of consent', supporting his contention with wide-ranging examples of archive footage. Chomsky encourages people to extricate themselves from the 'web of deceit' proferred by the omnipresent media, and to give themselves a breathing space from the information overload that clutters our lives. This is a fascinating and informative portrait of Chomsky taken from over 120 hours of footage. Watch this and you will never watch the news in the same way again.

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