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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, favouring 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.” Appearing in the film are major journalists and critics, including Bill Moyers, William F. Buckley, Jr., Tom Wolfe, Peter Jennings, Jeff Greenfield, philosopher Michel Foucault, White House reporter Sarah McClendon, New York Times editorial writer Karl E. Meyer and revisionist author Robert Faurisson.


In celebration of the iconic Canadian documentary filmmaker, Peter Wintonick, we’re excited to present a special encore screening of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (co-directed by Peter Wintonick). On Friday June 26 at 7pm PT, we’d like to invite the documentary community to join us in raising to glass for Peter. Please bring your anecdotes and let’s come together to celebrate Peter and the documentary community that he so fiercely loved and advocated for. For more information and register, click here.

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  • Runtime
    167 minutes
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  • Country
    Australia, Finland, Norway and Canada
  • Director
    Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick