Control Room

Speaking of media war, I heard an interview of Jehane Noujaim with Lisa Mullins yesterday on PRI, in which she discussed her new documentary, Control Room. The film is about Donald Rumsfeld’s favorite TV station, the one and only Al-Jazeera. Noujaim spent several weeks in Al-Jazeera’s control room, interviewing anchors, reporters, and producers for the station, as well as American reporters and press liaisons. The movie is coming this month in select cities. Startup.com, Noujaim’s previous documentary, won her the DGA award.

Additional links: A feature on Control Room in the Village Voice. Another NPR interview, this time with Tony Cox. Jehane Noujaim’s website.

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