Control Room
Filmfest 2004

Since Vietnam, war has been transmitted by television into living rooms – and what is perceived there can have a powerful impact on public support for military engagements. Jehane Noujaim’s startlingly courageous "Control Room" provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al-Jazeera, the Arab world’s most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemmned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as footage of American POWs, the station showed the world everything about the Iraqi War that the Bush administration did not want to see. "Control Room" Press Release

tags: Documentary


Director: Jehane Noujaim