Noam Chomsky - Rebel Without a Pause
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Called "the most important intellectual alive" by The New York Times, Noam Chomsky, speaks openly about 9-11, the US War on Terrorism, Media Manipulation, the US and Iraq, and social activism, providing a critical voice that many audiences feel is missing in the world today. Featuring candid interviews with his wife, Carol Chomsky, as well as activists, fans, and critics REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE is a timely, must-see film that offers an alternative voice and explores the truths and myths about the most important intellectual of our time.
The world's greatest intellectual voice of dissent gets another fine showcase in Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause. Chomsky is no stranger to video and DVD, with several titles (including Manufacturing Consent) comprising a growing library of essential viewing for anyone with an open mind and a healthy skepticism toward powerful politicians. In this 75-minute documentary (plus 40 minutes of additional footage), filmed primarily during his lectures at Ontario's McMaster University during the build-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Chomsky holds forth on a wide variety of topics, mostly related to the state of world affairs in a post-9/11 context. Speaking in intimate conversational settings, classrooms, and sold-out lecture halls, Chomsky (who readily admits his lack of charisma as a speaker, explaining "it's the issues that people find interesting") is lucidly sensible and deeply informed about media manipulation, the self-interest of those in power, the roots of anti-American sentiment, and the need for social activism to maintain a balanced and genuine democracy. Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Chomsky's wife and tour manager, Carol, offer an additional layer of depth and humanity to this hard-working thinker, while other colleagues and scholars express their supportive opinions of Chomsky and the very real fear that his outspokenness could result in his physical harm or even assassination. While any Chomsky-related material is timely by nature, the content of this film will remain relevant for years to come, whether it's being viewed as cautionary warning or prescient prophesy. --Jeff Shannon
- 40 Minutes of Additional Footage
- Crew Biographies
- Filmmaker Statement
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The movie adds very little to my knowledge of Chomsky's work, and to the startling pile of bs that we get from standard media. "Good Boy", it says. Skip it. Read one of his books instead...or even a couple pages. You'll get a better idea what Chomsky has been doing, and why he is loved and hated.
Among the focus of this film is an important discourse on 9-11 where Chomsky illuminates the dark machinations of the Bush government with his razor sharp knowledge and intellect. The filmmaker brings us a well balanced look at a man who is the intellectual's Michael Moore. Find out in this DVD the role that Noam Chomsky's wife plays, why his life may be in danger and why Noam Chomsky is one of the most important living intellects in America today.
"Rebel Without A Pause" is a must-see DVD that shines a spotlight on the cause & effects of 9-11 and how the media is manipulated by government and corporate entities. Find out what drives Chomsky, what inspires him, and why he is one of the most censored voices in America today. Open your mind and heart and watch this DVD with open eyes as the film treats you to a wonderfully open and novel treatise on Chomsky that will leave you both thrilled and disturbed.
Great read, you should read it and pass it on to all you know
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