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Control RoomAn anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a...Control RoomDocumentaryPT84MUnratedAn anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a...2004-06-04Magnolia Pictures
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Control Room

Genre: Documentary; Director: Jehane Noujaim; Release Date Wide: 05/21/2004; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

An anxiety-provoking but uneven documentary on the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera that examines how the light of truth shifts when filtered through a screen of nationalism, Arab or American. While al-Jazeera reporters covering the war in Iraq seem thoughtful and passionate, the Americans – save one – appear weary, shallow, and inappropriate.

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