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Control Room

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Control Room

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
84 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/21/04
director:
Jehane Noujaim
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

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.