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Control Room

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"A must have documentry about the media during the Iraq war."
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A truly must have film for anyone in media, media studies, public affairs or who just wants to be informed. This films insights into the the people that make the news media we watch every day is invaluable. I would suggest buying a copy watching it and if you don't like it give it to a school or someone that would like it!

R.I.P. Tarek Ayyuob


Control Room, by Jehane Noujaim (Startup.com), an award-winning Arab-American filmaker who has lived within and embraced both worlds, provides an opportunity to re-examine what is perhaps the most pressing question of international relations today: "is America radicalizing or stabilizing the Arab world?" Without miring itself in shadowy conspiracy theories.

Control Room provides a balanced view of Al Jazeeras presentation of the second Iraq war to their worldwide Arab audience, and in doing so calls into question many of the prevailing images and positions offered up by the U.S. news media. Control Rooms view inside A Jazeeraa network branded "Osama Bin-Ladens mouthpiece" and subject of intense criticism from U.S. administration officials for showing images of Iraqi casualties and American POWs that American viewers never saw suggests thst its views on news reportage might actually be more in tune with democratic ideals than those of its Western counterparts.

Control Room neatly bridges the gap between timeless and timely; timeless because it locates itself in the midst of the ongoing cultural clash between Western and Arab worlds, timely because it does so through the prism od satelite televisions impact on how viewers receive information worldwide from news providers, driven by the patriotism of their audiences, to Army information officers, driven by military objectives. Control Room is a seminal documentary that explore how Truth is gathered, presented, and ultimately created by those who deliver it.
Release date Australia
September 22nd, 2005
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DVD Region
  • Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Arabic, English
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  • Documentary
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