Mass media

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Director: Kirby Dick Runtime: 97 min It’s very interesting to see how the Motion Picture Association of America‘s (MPAA) film-rating system operates, indicating thematic and content suitability for certain audiences. Board membership is secret and no one knows how the members are selected, the standards and criteria are …

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Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (1975) Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta Actors: Angela Winkler Runtime: 106 min After spending a night with a young man whom she met at a party the previous evening, the police breaks in looking for the boy, and arrests her instead. Although the police initially claim that this …

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick Runtime: 167 min The nearly three-hour long documentary contains excerpts from over a hundred hours of video material of conversations and interviews with Noam Chomsky – linguist, anarchist, political thinker, theoretician and activist. The basic topic are the media as the ideological …

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