- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Zeitgeist Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Noam Chomsky reflects on the film
- Extended excerpts from the 1969 "Firing Line" debate with William F. Buckley Jr.
- Never-before-seen 1971 discussion with Michel Foucault
- Filmmaker bios and production notes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/17/1993
"...Best when [Chomsky] talks, which he does with ease, clarity and wit..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/04/1994
"...This surprisingly fast-paced [film]...captures Chomsky's anarchist spirit..." -- Rating: B+
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/05/1993
"...This is a fascinating, seductive and surprisingly affecting documentary on the man and his mission to open people's eyes to the ways the mass media control them ideologically -- and push opposing views to the margins..."
USA Today - 12/23/1994
"...Chomsky's modest, self-effacing manner mandates a sympathetic hearing....Briskly edited..."
A two-part documentary chronicling the development of noted dissident Noam Chomsky and his dissection of the media and its often deceptive role in modern culture. Features appearances by such journalists and critics as William F. Buckley, Jr., Bill Moyers, and Peter Jennings.