Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Poster

Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
In this documentary, linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his thoughts on how the mass media works against democracy's best interests. The corporations and investors controlling the outlets where most people get their news, he argues, selectively choose what to cover for reasons having to do with personal agendas and retaining power, rather than what's best for readers and viewers. After discussing examples, Chomsky gives suggestions on how to be a well-informed citizen.

Cast: Mark Achbar, Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, William F. Buckley, Kelvin Flook, Peter Jennings, Bill Moyers, Tom Wolfe

Director: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: National Film Board of Canada, Necessary Illusions Productions Inc.

Keywords: Pursuit, Fascinating, 1990s, Passionate