American Life (Noam Chomsky) Movies on DVD
Known for his provocative opinions concerning language, philosophy, and politics, Noam Chomsky has demonstrated himself to be one of the world's most important intellectuals. In this enlightening program, "Multiple Intelligences" author Howard Gardner conducts an interview with Chomsky and reviews the M.I.T. professor's contributions to society. 49 min. Soundtrack: English.
Visually stimulating and intellectually challenging, this documentary by filmmaker Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") explores human concerns both intimate and vast through a series of conversations with influential multi-hyphenate Noam Chomsky. Against charming animations created by Gondry, we are exposed to teacher-philosopher-linguist Chomsky's many provocative ideas about life, language, creativity, and death. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; interview; theatrical trailer.
Does America's mass media contribute to a "web of deceit" that stifles dissent and maintains a status quo? Renowned author, linguist and social philosopher Noam Chomsky tackles this and other weighty issues in a two-part documentary that includes a variety of interviews while tracing Chomsky's life and controversial career. 167 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; documentary.
Ask Noam Chomsky his opinion and you'll get it! With this thought-provoking compilation, you'll get a wealth of the renowned (and controversial) intellectual's feelings on a wide range of topics, including his theories about the development of linguistics, thorny political issues, and more. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage.
On June 12, 2009, MIT professor and political activist Noam Chomsky delivered a historic address entitled "Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours" at the Riverside Church in New York City. Before a crowd of over 2,000 people, Chomsky analyzed the current economic crisis, the Obama administration, and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. This documentary explores his speech and features an intimate interview with Chomsky. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The father of modern linguistics, one of the world's leading intellectuals and an outspoken critic of the U.S. government, Noam Chomsky takes center stage in this collection of lectures. First, delivered at England's University of Manchester, "Imperial Grand Strategy" offers an assessment of the Iraq War. Then, "The Assault on Freedom and Democracy" features Chomsky discussing such hot-button issues as the Patriot Act. Also includes an insightful interview conducted at UC Berkeley entitled "Questions About Anarchism." 120 min. total. Soundtrack: English.
Referred to as a "rebel without a pause" by U2 frontman Bono, linguist, intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky has won legions of supporters--and a sizeable amount of detractors--with his controversial views. As Chomsky offers his unique perspective on such topics as life in a post-9/11 world and the War on Terror, fans, critics and his wife Carol present their insights on the noted scholar. 75 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; bonus footage.
In this thought-provoking lecture, leading intellectual Noam Chomsky dissects America's actions in the Middle East. Using his "Mafia Principle" to explain U.S. involvement, Chomsky reveals why he believes the government--despite its claims--is acting solely to become a hegemonic power, arguing that the American desire for obedience conquers all. 140 min. Soundtrack: English stereo.
Described by the New York Times as "the most important intellectual alive," writer/social critic Noam Chomsky shares his views on recent global affairs in this provocative program culled from a series of lectures. Chomsky details how many events--including the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America--are the by-product of decades of U.S. intervention abroad and a foreign policy that, at times, seems inconsistent with pronounced moral standards. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; theatrical trailers.