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Control Room -- A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.


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Different channels. Different truths.
A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Samir Khader ... Himself

Josh Rushing ... Himself (as Lt. Josh Rushing)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

Hassan Ibrahim ... Himself
Deema Khatib ... Herself
Tom Mintier ... Himself

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)

David Shuster ... Himself

Directed by
Jehane Noujaim 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Bacha 
Jehane Noujaim 

Produced by
Nick Fraser .... executive producer
Emily Gardiner .... associate producer
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... executive producer
Andrew P. Hurwitz .... executive producer
Jehane Noujaim .... executive producer
Alan Oxman .... co-producer
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt .... co-producer
Andrew Rossi .... associate producer
Hani Salama .... producer
Abdallah Schleifer .... executive producer
Rosadel Varela .... executive producer
Rosadel Varela .... producer
Original Music by
Thomas DeRenzo 
Hani Salama 
Cinematography by
Jehane Noujaim 
Film Editing by
Julia Bacha 
Lilah Bankier 
Charles Marquardt 
Alan Oxman 
Sound Department
Patrick Donahue .... sound re-recording mixer (as Pat Donahue)
Matthew Haasch .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
James Longley .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
Will Cox .... colorist
Will Cox .... on-line editor
Mona Eldaief .... additional editor
Rebecca Haimowitz .... post-production associate
Paul Kondo .... assistant editor
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt .... additional editor
Gabriel Rhodes .... additional editor
Andrew Rossi .... additional editor
Music Department
Thomas DeRenzo .... orchestrator
Mona Eldaief .... music supervisor
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
David Magdael .... publicist
Louis Spiegler .... executive consultant
Steven Wallace .... publicist
Roberto Busó-García .... thanks (as Roberto Buso)
Cathy Riva .... special thanks
Nelson Walker III .... thanks

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USA:84 min | Turkey:57 min (TV version)
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Rumsfeld:Truth ultimately finds its way to people's eyes and ears and hearts.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
media criticism, 2 June 2005
Author: youngdubzgirl from United States

I found myself watching this film by myself in the dark, got up half way into it and emailed every person in my family and extended family that they had to netflix this film.

I found that because it wasn't trying to be artsy, or controversial, or uncover any hidden secrets, this film truly worked magic in its "roll the cameras and lets see what happens" form of cinema.

I tried thinking of my favorite part of the film, but really, it was all amazing. Without making insinuations or suggestions, the film truly lets the viewer decide for himself what the real truth is, more so than in any Michael Moore film ever made on any subject. This film truly puts Michael Moore to shame.

Pay attention to every "character" in this film: they all have important roles on how the media and government, and in turn society, collide and interact.

I found it most amazing that any assumption or doubt I had about any of these characters were completely wrong in the end, and what you find is that they are all on the same side: the side of truth....the only problem is whose truth they believe.

I can't express clearly enough how important it is for everyone to see this film. If you saw Farenheit 9/11, you absolutely have to see this film. ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM!!!!

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