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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media ()


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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

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Paul Andrews ...
Himself - The Seattle Times
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as William F. Buckley Jr.)
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Himself
Robert Faurisson ...
Himself
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Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Jeff Hansen ...
Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Loie Hayes ...
Herself - South End Collective
Edward S. Herman ...
Himself
Arnold Kohen ...
Himself - Journalist
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Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Yossi Olmert ...
Himself - Tel Aviv University (archiveFootage)
Lydia Sargent ...
Herself - Z Magazine
Greg Shackleton ...
Himself - Journalist (archiveFootage)
Linda Trichter Metcalf ...
Herself - Seminar Participant
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Mark Achbar
Peter Wintonick

Produced by

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Mark Achbar ... producer: NFB
Francis Miquet ... associate producer / line producer
Dennis R. Murphy ... executive producer: NFB
Colin Neale ... executive producer: NFB
Adam Symansky ... producer
Peter Wintonick ... producer

Music by

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Carl Schultz

Cinematography by

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Mark Achbar
Eddie Becker
Norbert Bunge
Kip Durrin
Dan Garson
Michael Goldberg
Savas Kalogeras
Antonín Lhotsky ... (as Antonin Lhotsky)
Francis Miquet
Barry Perles
Ken Reeves
Bill Snider
Kirk Tougas
William Turnley
Peter Walker
Peter Wintonick

Film Editing by

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Peter Wintonick

Editorial Department

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Katharine Asals ... first assistant editor
Ronit Bezalel ... assistant editor
Pierre Compte ... negative cutter (as Pierre Comte)
Diane Leroux ... negative cutter
Alison McGillivray ... assistant editor
Simon Sherwood ... assistant editor
Denise Valade ... negative cutter
Mark Vatnsdal ... assistant editor
Gordon 'Van Gord' Wallbank ... color timer (as Gordon Wallbank)

Art Department

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Mark Achbar ... graphic artist
Katharine Asals ... graphic artist
Joan Churchill ... graphic artist
Brian Duchscherer ... graphic artist
Wendy Tilby ... graphic artist

Sound Department

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Katharine Asals ... location sound
Shelley Craig ... sound re-recordist
Leigh Crisp ... location sound
Jacques Drouin ... location sound
Greg Glynn ... dialogue editor
Karen Glynn ... location sound
Jean-Pierre Joutel ... sound re-recordist
Gary Marcuse ... location sound
Francis Miquet ... sound effects editor
Hans Oomes ... location sound
Robert Silverthorne ... location sound (as Rob Silverthorne)
Deanne Snyder ... location sound (as Deanne Snider)
Peter Wintonick ... location sound

Special Effects by

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Francis Miquet ... effects editor

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Pierre Bélanger ... video to film
Jimmy Chin ... opticals
Michael Cleary ... opticals
Michel Dubois ... opticals
Susan Gourley ... visual effects (as Sue Gourley)
Richard Martin ... opticals
Val Teodori ... opticals

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Armitt ... electrician
Robin L.P. Bain ... animation camera / assistant camera
Tony Buxton ... assistant camera
Ray Dumas ... animation camera
Caroline Goldie ... assistant camera
Carol Jarry ... assistant camera
Lynda Pelley ... animation camera
Pierre Provost ... animation camera
Robert E. Simpson ... assistant camera (as Robert Simpson)
Gilles Tremblay ... animation camera
Barry Wood ... animation camera

Animation Department

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Mark Achbar ... animator
Katharine Asals ... animator
Joan Churchill ... animator
Brian Duchscherer ... animator
Wendy Tilby ... animator

Music Department

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Greg Hohn ... musician: percussion
Louis Hone ... music mixer / music recordist
Charlie Robertson ... musician: sax and wx7
Carl Schultz ... original score producer

Other crew

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Hanna Acemian ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Boubakar Adjali ... archive source: stock shots
Alex Alland ... archive source: photographs
Susan Alper ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Katharine Asals ... assistant to producers / researcher
Laurence Aucland ... archive photographs
Grace Avrith ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Tracy Bain ... archive photographs
Deane Barber ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
David Barsamian ... archive source: audio
Vinod Batra ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Jim Bell ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Jerry Berndt ... archive source: photographs
Don Bidd ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Benjamin Blom ... archive source: artwork
Hagit Borer ... archive source: photographs
Suzy Bouchard ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Dennis Brack ... archive source: photographs
Elaine Brière ... archive source: photographs
Robin Brown ... logger
William F. Buckley ... archive source: TV and video (as William F. Buckley Jr.)
Christine Burt ... researcher
Jean-Pierre Bégin ... researcher
Denis Cantin ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Neal Cassidy ... archive source: photographs
Michael Chalut ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada (as Michel Chalut)
Claude Chevalier ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Carol Chomsky ... archive source: photographs
Jocelyne Clark ... researcher
John Copping ... logger
Steve Cox ... archive source: photographs
Robert Craig ... logger
Diana Davies ... archive source: photographs
Fernand Deguise ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Paul Dix ... archive source: photographs
Floyd Elliott ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Barbara Emo ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Svend-Erik Eriksen ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Peter Fenton ... archive source: stock shots
Michel Gervais ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Robert Gold ... legal
Winnie Gosselin ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Matt Groening ... archive source
Rhonda Hammer ... archive source: TV and video
Jeff Hansen ... archive source: audio
Keith Hlady ... archive source: stock shots
José Ramos Horta ... archive source: stock shots (as José Ramos-Horta)
Rose Hutchinson ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Bryan Innes ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Adam Kufeld ... archive source: photographs
Marc Lapointe ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Leacock ... archive source: stock shots
Colette Lebeuf ... researcher
Robert Leblanc ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Simon Leblanc ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Lesage ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Carl F. Manke Sr. ... archive source: stock shots
Terry Mardini ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
B. Marino ... archive source: photographs
Isobel Marks ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Martin ... title designer
Robert May ... archive source: photographs
James McGillivray ... logger
Barrie McLean ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada (as Barrie A. MacLean)
Richard Michaud ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Millette ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Francis Miquet ... researcher
Stephen Morris ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Alex Murdock ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Julian Olson ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Keith Packwood ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Biagio Pagano ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Maurice Paradis ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Conrad Perrault ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Dale Phillips ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Rick Reinhard ... archive source: photographs
Gil Scrine ... archive source: stock shots
William Seaman ... archive source: photographs
Mark Segall ... accountant
Hélene Sicard ... legal
Leslie Smith ... researcher
Bob Spence ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Louise Spence ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
James Stewart ... archive source: artwork
Frank Straatemeier ... archive source: photographs
Rose-Aimée Todd ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Carmen Touma ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Daniel Trépanier ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
Philippe Vandette ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada
David Verrall ... staff member: National Film Board of Canada

Thanks

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Werner Abraham ... acknowledgment
Ben Achbar ... acknowledgment
Francine Achbar ... acknowledgment
Marjorie Achbar ... acknowledgment
Alice ... acknowledgment (as Alice 'The Cat')
Laurie Anderson ... acknowledgment
Wendy Anderson ... acknowledgment
Elizabeth Andrews ... acknowledgment
Paul Andrews ... acknowledgment
Kay Armatage ... acknowledgment
David Ashley ... acknowledgment
Edward Asner ... with the support of (as Ed Asner)
Liette Aubin ... acknowledgment
Peter Ayrton ... acknowledgment
Jere-L. Bacharach ... acknowledgment
Ben Bagdikian ... acknowledgment
Jon Baggaley ... acknowledgment
Bob Baldock ... acknowledgment
Max Barber ... acknowledgment
Patrick Barnard ... acknowledgment
Erik Barnouw ... acknowledgment
David Barsamian ... acknowledgment
Gary Bauslaugh ... acknowledgment
Eric Beauchemin ... acknowledgment
Sally Bedow ... acknowledgment
Elaine Bernard ... acknowledgment
Jacques Blanchette ... acknowledgment
Jason Bogdaneris ... acknowledgment
Jen Bolande ... acknowledgment
Bob Bossin ... acknowledgment
Robert Boyd ... acknowledgment
Harry Bracken ... acknowledgment
Piet Brinkmann ... acknowledgment
Elaine Brière ... acknowledgment
William F. Buckley ... acknowledgment (as William F. Buckley Jr.)
Christine Burt ... acknowledgment
Harvey Burt ... acknowledgment
Mira Burt ... acknowledgment (as Mira Burt-Wintonick)
Muriel Burt ... acknowledgment
David Byrne ... acknowledgment
Rob Cates ... acknowledgment
Nim Chimpsky ... acknowledgment
Carol Chomsky ... special thanks
Noam Chomsky ... special thanks
Marian Christy ... acknowledgment
Jane Churchill ... acknowledgment
Bill Clark ... acknowledgment
Alexander Cockburn ... acknowledgment
Andrew Cockburn ... acknowledgment
Jeff Cohen ... acknowledgment
Steve Cohen ... acknowledgment
Mike Cooke ... acknowledgment
Sarah Cooper ... acknowledgment
Peter Costa ... acknowledgment
Harold Crooks ... acknowledgment
Bob Cwiklik ... acknowledgment
Jim Danky ... acknowledgment
Gloriana Davenport ... acknowledgment
Bradley Davis ... acknowledgment
Emile de Antonio ... dedicatee
John Demeter ... acknowledgment
Donald Derosby ... acknowledgment
Peter Desbarats ... acknowledgment
Bob Di Oreo ... acknowledgment
John Douglas ... acknowledgment
Martin Duckworth ... acknowledgment
Hedy Margolis Elefritz ... acknowledgment
Peter Elgin ... acknowledgment
Daniel Ellsberg ... acknowledgment
Judy Epstein ... acknowledgment
Steve Fischler ... acknowledgment
Marvin Fischman ... acknowledgment
Siobhan Flanagan ... acknowledgment
Peter Flemington ... acknowledgment
Andrew Forberg ... acknowledgment
Lillian Fox ... with the support of
Carol Fripp ... acknowledgment
Michael Fukushima ... acknowledgment
Serge Gaspard Gaudreau ... acknowledgment (as Serge Gaudreau)
Arnie Gelbart ... acknowledgment
Alan Geldart ... acknowledgment
Liz Gibson ... acknowledgment
Lynne Giddens ... acknowledgment
John Givens ... acknowledgment
Laura Goodman ... acknowledgment
Judy Greene ... acknowledgment
Fernand Grenier ... acknowledgment
Ada Griffin ... acknowledgment
Todd Gustavson ... acknowledgment
Rudi Haas ... acknowledgment
Julian Hale ... acknowledgment
Christopher Hitchens ... acknowledgment
Glenn Hodgins ... acknowledgment (as Glenn Hodginns)
John Hodgson ... acknowledgment
José Ramos Horta ... acknowledgment (as José Ramos-Horta)
Arthur Hynes ... acknowledgment
Don Irvine ... acknowledgment
Magnus Isacsson ... acknowledgment (as Magnus Isaacson)
Julian Jacobs ... acknowledgment
Peter Jay ... acknowledgment
Peter Jennings ... acknowledgment
Jim Kearns ... acknowledgment
Doug Kellner ... acknowledgment
Jim Kelman ... acknowledgment
Merv Kerman ... acknowledgment
Mimi Kerman ... acknowledgment
Sumire Kiyose ... acknowledgment
Tom Kleinbeernink ... acknowledgment
Arnold Kohen ... acknowledgment
Al Kohn ... acknowledgment
Ron Krant ... acknowledgment
Dave Kriegel ... acknowledgment
Nick Laidlow ... acknowledgment
Roger Leisner ... acknowledgment
Lance E. Lindblom ... acknowledgment
Ron Linville ... acknowledgment
Willie Ludlow ... acknowledgment
Sue Mach ... acknowledgment
Medrie MacPhee ... acknowledgment
Graeme MacQueen ... acknowledgment
William Massa Jr. ... acknowledgment
Garth Massey ... acknowledgment
Peter Matorin ... acknowledgment
Godwin Mawuru ... acknowledgment
Curtis Mayfield ... acknowledgment
Todd C. Mayfield ... acknowledgment
Sarah McClendon ... acknowledgment
Alison McGillivray ... acknowledgment
Don McWilliams ... acknowledgment (as Don MacWilliams)
Karl E. Meyer ... acknowledgment
André Michaud ... acknowledgment
Nancy Miller ... acknowledgment
Jean Miquet ... acknowledgment
Rick Moffat ... acknowledgment
George Mokray ... acknowledgment
Peter Monet ... acknowledgment
Jim Moore ... acknowledgment
Paul Moore ... acknowledgment
Doug Morris ... acknowledgment
Vincent Mosco ... acknowledgment
Gail Mott ... acknowledgment
Skinner Mouse ... acknowledgment
Bill Moyers ... acknowledgment
Brian Murphy ... acknowledgment
Alon Nashman ... with the support of (as Alan Nashman)
Betty Nelson ... acknowledgment
Roberta Newman ... acknowledgment
Bill O'Leary ... acknowledgment
Keibo Oiwa ... acknowledgment
Carlos P. Otero ... acknowledgment
Jack Panozzo ... acknowledgment
Jay Parini ... acknowledgment
Cleo Paskal ... acknowledgment
Mark Pavlick ... acknowledgment
James Peck ... acknowledgment
Gail Pellett ... acknowledgment
Fred Pernall ... acknowledgment
Cynthia Peters ... acknowledgment
Laura Petitto ... acknowledgment
Pienera ... acknowledgment
Marilyn Piety ... acknowledgment
Michael Polanyi ... acknowledgment
Peter Prago ... acknowledgment
Harvey Quintal ... acknowledgment
Chengiah Ragavan ... acknowledgment
Rod Rankin ... acknowledgment
David Ransom ... acknowledgment
Marcus Raskin ... acknowledgment
Ellen Ray ... acknowledgment
Peter Raymont ... acknowledgment
Bad Religion ... special thanks
Eric Reuland ... acknowledgment
Svend Robinson ... acknowledgment
Martin Rosenbaum ... acknowledgment
Paul Rosenbaum ... acknowledgment
Irving Rosenthal ... acknowledgment
Dimitri Roussopoulos ... acknowledgment
Ry Ryan ... acknowledgment
William Schaap ... acknowledgment
Jay Scheide ... acknowledgment
Roz Schwartz ... acknowledgment
Lois Segal ... acknowledgment
Ron Simon ... acknowledgment
Charles St. Vil ... acknowledgment
Stephen Stills ... acknowledgment (as Steven Stills)
Brian Stone ... acknowledgment
Gerald Stone ... acknowledgment
Rick Stow ... acknowledgment
Tim Strawn ... acknowledgment
Bob Therriault ... acknowledgment
Patrick Thibeault ... acknowledgment
Gord Thompson ... acknowledgment
Murray Thomson ... acknowledgment
Wendy Tilby ... acknowledgment
Gerry Tolman ... acknowledgment
Lisa Demena Travis ... acknowledgment
Lorne Tulk ... acknowledgment
Werner Volkmer ... acknowledgment
John Walker ... acknowledgment
Denise Walsh ... acknowledgment
Jim Wells ... acknowledgment
Sarah Wells ... acknowledgment
Bernard Welt ... acknowledgment
Meg Westlund ... acknowledgment
Nettie Wild ... acknowledgment
Sr. Julie Williams ... acknowledgment
Amy Wilson ... acknowledgment
Doug Wilson ... acknowledgment
Tom Wolfe ... acknowledgment
Mark Wolff ... acknowledgment
Stanley Yates ... acknowledgment (as Dr. Stanley Yates)
Jamie Young ... acknowledgment
Peter Zheutlin ... acknowledgment
Paul Zilsel ... acknowledgment
Barrie Zwicker ... acknowledgment

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Plot Summary

This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of their populations. The key examples featured for this analysis are the simultaneous events of the massive coverage of the communist atrocities of Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodia and the suppression of news of the US supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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Taglines A Primer In Intellectual Self-Defense See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chomsky, les médias et les illusions nécessaires (France)
  • Die Konsens-Fabrik - Noam Chomsky und die Medien (Germany)
  • Ο Νόαμ Τσόμσκι και τα μίντια (Greece)
  • Sfabrykowany lad (Poland)
  • Κατασκευάζοντας συναίνεση: Ο Νόαμ Τσόμσκι και τα ΜΜΕ (Greece)
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  • 167 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Chomsky himself had a mixed reaction to the film, feeling that it simply didn't communicate his message. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from L'affaire Bronswik (1978). See more »
Soundtracks For What It's Worth See more »
Crazy Credits Canadian and U.S. copyright laws allow "fair dealing" and "fair use" of a copyrighted work for purposes such as comment, criticism, reporting, teaching, scholarship, research, review and quotation. See more »
Quotes Noam Chomsky: It means you have to develop an independent mind, and work on it. Now that's extremely hard to do alone. The beauty of our system is that is isolates everybody. Each person is sitting alone in front of the tube, you know. It's very hard to have ideas or thoughts under those circumstances. You can't fight the world alone. Some people can but it's pretty rare. The way to do it is with organization. So of course if there's to be intellectual self defence, it will have to be in the context of political and other organization.
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