Control Room

2004, Movie, NR, 84 mins

It's hard to say what's more amazing: That documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (co-director of STARTUP.COM) dared to make this bold and admirably unbiased look at the way in which the 24-hour Arab satellite news network Al Jazeera covered the American war in Iraq, or that an American distributor had the cajones to pick it up. Broadcasting out of a small studio on the tiny Persian Gulf peninsula of Qatar, little Al Jazeera (which is actually watched by some 40 million viewers around the world) has made a big noise over the past few years. When the network aired the first videotape of Osama bin Laden to surface after September 11, 2001, the Bush administration ...
Released: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 84 mins

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