NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE
A documentary portrait of Noam
by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick
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
this "web of deceit" by undertaking a course of "intellectual
Appearing in the film are major journalists and critics, including
Bill Moyers, William F. Buckley, Jr., Tom Wolfe, Peter Jennings,
philosopher Michel Foucault, Nightline producer Jeff
Greenfield, White House reporter Sarah McClendon, New York
Times editorial writer Karl E. Meyer and revisionist author
"An invigorating introduction
to one of the
least soporific of American minds."
- The New York Times
at its finest. A major achievement."
- Hollywood Reporter
"WATCH OUT FOR THIS FILM...
IT CAN MAKE YOU THINK!"
- Ralph Nader
"An immensely accomplished,
examination of the man and his ideas"
-The Philadelphia Inquirer