Control Room

  |  Buy to Own: 25/10/2004
  |  87 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Documentary by Jihane Noujaim about war, truth and the media, focusing in particular on the 2003 Iraq conflict. Noujaim and her film crew visit the headquarters of Al-Jazeera, the first commercial non-state-owned Arab satellite channel, to find out what the news looks like from the 'other side'. As well as interviewing producers and journalists from Al-Jazeera, Noujaim talks to American correspondents from American news channels NBC and CNN. The resulting documentary raises difficult and disturbing questions about the ethics of a media-managed war, and the function of propaganda in Western society. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Contains strong violence and language
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