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This documentary film explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a linguist, intellectual, and political activist.
Created by two Canadian
independent filmmakers, it expands on the ideas of Chomsky's earlier book,
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he
co-wrote with Edward S. Herman.
A centerpiece of the film is a long examination into the
history of The New York Times's coverage of Indonesia's invasion and
occupation of East Timor, which Chomsky claims exemplifies the media's
unwillingness to criticize an ally.
It has also been translated into a dozen languages.