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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim provides a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of Al-Jazeera -- the most prominent television news network in the Arab world -- during the war in Iraq. Through interviews with American journalists, journalists reporting for Al-Jazeera, and high-ranking U.S. military officials, Noujaim explores the nature of media bias, Al-Jazeera's relationship with the Arab community and the network's perception in the Western world.

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Director: Jehane Noujaim

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Films

Control Room (2004)

Release Date: January 21st, 2004|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the year’s most significant films. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    News management is the main issue. Control Room shows how coverage is tailored to fit the audience, both by al-Jazeera and its Western counterparts. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's strong stuff. show more

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