Manufacturing Consent


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


Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick