CFE Film Series: Control Room

CFE Film Series: Control Room


Tuesday November 12, 2019 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 307, School of Image Arts
122 Bond St. (corner of Gould St.)
Toronto, Ontario

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Synopsis:

Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim provides a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of Al-Jazeera -- the most prominent television news network in the Arab world -- during the war in Iraq. Through interviews with American journalists, journalists reporting for Al-Jazeera, and high-ranking U.S. military officials, Noujaim explores the nature of media bias, Al-Jazeera's relationship with the Arab community and the network's perception in the Western world.

"a tour de force"

--Joan Widdifield, Movie Magazine International

“shines its brightest light on a truth that war and warmongers so ferociously ignore”

-- Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

“proves that cinéma vérité is alive and well, and perhaps more potent and necessary than ever.”

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

 

Alexandra Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson’s School of Image Arts will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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