Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Director: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick Year: 1992 Run Time: 167min
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Chomsky, les médias et les illusions nécessaires) (1992)

In this compelling and still timely documentary, linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his ideas on how the mass media works against the best interests of democracy. He argues that the corporations that control the outlets from which most people get their news are selectively picking what to cover for their own reasons and private agendas, rather than being the impartial news-dispensing entities we believe them to be.

Directed by Mark Achbar, who later made The Corporation, and the late Peter Wintonick, one of our country’s leading documentarians, Manufacturing Consent is a fascinating analysis of how society and the media are driven by corporate interest, and a primer on how to be a well informed citizen in spite of it all.


Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick


Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick, Adam Symansky






Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick are from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon