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Manufacturing Consent (R2) in January

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media on 26th January 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. A fusion of images and ideas, Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of the controversial author, linguistic scholar, radical philosopher and activist, Noam Chomsky.

Using new and original interviews, archive footage, playful graphics and outrageous illustrations, Manufacturing Consent highlights Chomsky’s analysis of the media, focusing on democratic societies where populations are not disciplined by force but are subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control.

Mark Achbar (The Corporation, 2003) and Peter Wintonick encourage viewers to question the film’s own workings, like Chomsky himself encourages listeners to extricate themselves from this ‘web of deceit’ by undertaking a course of ‘intellectual self-defence.’

As a boy during the Depression, Chomsky worked on his uncle’s newsstand in Manhattan. Today he is an outspoken critic of the press and television, and one of America’s leading dissidents. Travelling with him through Canada, Japan and Europe and across the USA, the film bears witness to a tireless activist informing, challenging, and being confronted by the public and the press.

Features include:

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English HOH subtitles on the film
  • Fully uncompressed PCM stereo sound
  • Interview with the directors (2007)
  • Interview with Noam Chomsky (2007)
  • Chomsky v Buckley debate (1969)
  • Chomsky v Silber debate (1986)
  • Chomsky v Dershowitz debate (2005)
  • Necessary Illusions demo tape (1989)
  • Companion book to the film (266 pages – downloadable PDF)
  • Illustrated booklet with Sight & Sound review and biographies of the filmmakers

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