‘Manufacturing Consent” (1992)

An in-depth study into how western propaganda became so effective, and so profitable.


Our weekly documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

This seminal documentary film explores the analysis of political economy and mass media presented in the 1988 book, Manufacturing Consent, written by scholars Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman. Noam Chomsky. Here Canadian filmmakers Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick expand on Chomsky and Herman’s propaganda model thesis that corporate media, as profit-driven institutions, tend to serve and further the agendas and interests of dominant, elite groups in the society. Incredibly informative and an essential building block to any study and understanding of modern propaganda in the West.

Run time: 2 hrs 47 min
Directed and Written By: Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick
Production: Zeitgeist Films (Australia)