Manufacturing consent: Noam Chomsky and the media. Part 1

Canada, 1992

Film
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Noam Chomsky has literally transformed the study of linguistics and at the same time has emerged as a consistent and active critic of power politics and the media which support it. “Manufacturing consent” explores the political life of this controversial author, linguist and radical philosopher. Part one, “Thought control in a democratic society”, focuses on “democratic” societies, especially the US, where populations are controlled not by force but by more subtle forms of ideological control. Chomsky extensively analyses and exposes the disparity in media coverage of two recent “genocides” - the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia and the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Mark Achbar

Peter Wintonick

production company

Necessary Illusions

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:35:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38118

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Political aspects

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → East Timor

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Timor Island

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Democracy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Political aspects

History → Cambodia - History

People → Chomsky, Noam, 1928-

Places → East Timor

Places → Timor Island

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Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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