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Control Room (2004)

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Release Date
 USA: May 21, 2004
 UK: 23 Jul 2004
DVD Release Date
 R1: Oct 26, 2004
 R2: 25 Oct 2004
BoxOffice: $2.2M

Running Time
1 hour, 24 minutes

Country USA

Studio Noujaim Films

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Genre: Documentary, Military, Political, Society

Tagline: Different channels. Different truths.

Plot: "It benefits Al-Jazeera to play to Arab nationalism because that's their audience, just like Fox plays to American patriotism, for the exact same reason... because that's their audience... the big thing for my generation is for these two perspectives - my perspective, the Western perspective, and the Arab perspective - to understand each other better... because, truly, the two worlds are colliding at a rapid rate." - Lt. Josh Rushing, Central Command Press Officer, U.S. Army

CONTROL ROOM, by Jehane Noujaim (, an award-winning Arab-American filmmaker 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-Jazeera's presentation of the second Iraq war to their worldwide Arab audience, and in so doing calls into question many of the prevailing images and positions offered up by the U.S. news media. CONTROL ROOM's view inside Al-Jazeera-a network branded "Osama Bin-Laden's mouthpiece" and subject of intense criticism from U.S. administration officials for showing images of Iraqi casualties and American POWs that

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 Directed by
Jehane Noujaim
 Written by
Jehane Noujaim
Lt. Josh Rushing
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 Music By
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