Dec 2, 2004
Directed by Jehane Noujaim
Rated Not Rated, 84 min.
Part of the Sundance Institute Film Series
Control Room explores the ongoing cultural clash between Western and Arab worlds through the prism of satellite television?s impact on how viewers receive information. The film focuses on the Arab news channel Al-Jazeera?s presentation of the second Iraq war and calls into question many of the prevailing images and positions offered up by the U.S. news media. Control Room is a seminal documentary that explores how Truth is gathered, presented, and ultimately created by those who deliver it.
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