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Control room
Noujaim, Jehane.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian casualties as well as footage of American POW's, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration does not want the public to see.
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Special features: commentary by director Jehane Noujaim and producer/cinematographer Hani Salama; commentary by Central Command Press Officer Josh Rushing; commentary by Senior producers Hassan Ibrahim and Samir Khader; more than 30 deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim ( directs Control Room, a documentary investigating the ethics of media-managed wars. This film particularly focuses on the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Noujaim and her film crew travel to the headquarters of Al-Jazeera, the media leader in the Arab world, to find out what the news looks like in Iraq. She interviews several journalists and producers involved in war reporting for Al-Jazeera, including senior producer Sameer Khader, journalist Hassan Ibrahim, and producer Deema Khatib. Noujaim also interviews American correspondents David Shuster from NBC and Tom Mintier from CNN. Control Room premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum program. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi