Control Room (2004)

Spectacular documentary about the inner-workings of controversial Arab news channel Al Jazeera. The news channel has been called the ‘mouthpiece for Osama’ by the president of the USA and has been castigated in Arab countries for being a western influence. The role of Al Jazeera in a culture where free speech is a novel concept is very interesting. If Farenheit 9/11 was the story you knew if you read all the right newspapers, then Control Room is the story you sort of suspected.


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