Vikalkp is going online with our interactive documentary film screenings on a weekly basis till the lockdown ends.

The idea is simple. Starting 1st May, Friday noon, we will provide a 48 hour YouTube or Vimeo link to a good documentary film on our Facebook page www.bit.ly/vikalpscreenings.

The link, which will remain valid till Sunday noon, will point directly to the filmmaker’s own YouTube or Vimeo site.

Viewers may watch the film and send in any questions they have for the filmmaker by leaving a comment on our Facebook post about the film. The filmmaker will reply to any or all of the questions.

While the film link will be valid only for 48 hours for most films (or longer, depending on the discretion of the filmmaker), the questions and answers can stay on our Facebook page permanently.

Film for Week 1 – ‘Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media’

Directed by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick

The film link is

Both Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Mark Achbar will answer questions about the film and related issues that interest them. To ask your question, leave a comment on our Facebook post at www.bit.ly/vikalpscreenings, before 5 pm on Saturday 2nd May. We expect the final replies to be posted by Monday the 3rd of May.  On the following Friday Week 2 will begin with another film and interaction.

Synopsis:

‘Manufacturing Consent’ explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, this 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.


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