Thursday, April 8, 2010

Manufacturing Consent (1992): review- 6/10

A documentary that traces (very sympathetically) Noam Chomsky's political work, largely through old footage of TV and radio interviews and lectures.

Chomsky believes the mass media are being controlled, albeit indirectly, by the powers that be which he considers fundamentally malign; he visits an alternative, cooperative publishing firm and some independent radio stations to show alternatives.

The film seems dated, given the explosive effect on conventional media outlets of internet, and could happily be cut by at least 40 minutes.

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