Control Room

Control Room is one of the best films I’ve seen this year. It documents the media’s coverage in the first month of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, specifically focusing on Al-Jazeera. Or, as IMDB would have it, “a documentary on perception of the United States’s war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera’s coverage.”

As far as documentaries go, it does a good job at attempting to be balanced. One of the main characters is a P.R. person from the military at the Coalition Command Center.

If the word Al-Jazeera doesn’t send you running back into a dark corner, I highly recommend watching it.

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