• Film ID:
  • 12568
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=87 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
CONTROL ROOM (2004)
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An Egyptian-American reporter 'embedded' with Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet, gives a fascinating insight into their coverage of the Iraq War and the personalties who made it, as well as face to face chats with American liasion officers and other members of the press corps. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials, eventually bombed for failing to follow the American line and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as footage of American POWs, the station has revealed, and continues to show the world, much about the Iraq War that the Bush administration did not want you to see. Documentary of the year.
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