Long Day's Journey

Dr. Noam Chomsky, MIT Professor Emeritus, Author, Activist, Linguist, and Eminent Scholar  Photo: @ 2019 Stephen Newton

Dr. Noam Chomsky, MIT Professor Emeritus, Author, Activist, Linguist, and Eminent Scholar Photo: @ 2019 Stephen Newton

After watching Noam Chomsky’s documentary, “Requiem for the American Dream,” on Netflix, we knew he had to be in our film, so we contacted him and were granted a 30 minute interview.

We never told him when we sat with our camera in his crowded, book-strewn office that we had driven for two days for 30 minutes of his time. But he couldn’t have been more gracious, and humble. We were in such a rush, we came away with poor sound and picture…real sins and evidence perhaps of the grueling two day drive.

Minutes after the interview, we were headed back to Tennessee as if we’d just filmed in the next town.

The trip was worth it.