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DOC35: A Look Back, a Future Vision

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick

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Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick’s dynamic exploration of the life and thought of Noam Chomsky, the controversial American author, linguist, political dissident, and critic of the press, was an early primer on the manufacture of fake news. Using an entertaining blend of original material, archival footage, and graphic illustrations, it examines Chomsky’s provocative critique of mainstream media as an instrument of ideological persuasion. Chomsky argues that corporate media was complicit in the first Gulf War, and analyzes how genocides in Cambodia and East Timor were covered (or not covered) by the press in the 1970s. This unlikeliest of hit films — the highest-grossing Canadian documentary to that time — is throughout a compelling, thought-provoking, and sobering call to what Chomsky terms “intellectual self-defence.”

Peter Wintonick's daughter, Mira Burt Wintonick, in attendance.

Presented in collaboration with DOC QUÉBEC, Bell Média and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

  • Country : Canada
  • Year : 1992
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 167 MIN
  • Cinematography : Francis Miquet, Mark Achbar, Barry Perles, Norbert Bunge, Ken Reeves, Kip Durrin, Bill Snider, Savas Kalogeras, Kirk Tougas, Antonin Lhotsky, Peter Wintonick
  • Editing : Peter Wintonick
  • Production : Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick, Adam Symansky
  • Sound Design : Katharine Assals
Filmography of Mark Achbar :

Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage (2000)
The Corporation (2003)

Filmography of Peter Wintonick :

Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)
Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002)
PilgrIMAGE (2009)

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