February 19, 2014, 7:00pm
Control Room
Location: International House Philadelphia

Learn about Al Jazeera and its relations with U.S. Central Command and other U.S. media that covered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Speaking through different genres and cultural contexts, women filmmakers explore the consequences of today's wars at home and abroad. Film and feminist theory scholar Karen Beckman, who directs this year's Penn Humanities Forum on Violence, will introduce each screening and host informal audience discussions. Don't miss this rare chance to see how women film the war on terror.

Films are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary.

Control Room
dir. Jehane Noujaim, USA, 2004, digital, Arabic and English, 84 min.

Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (Startup.com) directs Control Room, a documentary investigating the ethics of media-managed wars. This film particularly focuses on the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Noujaim and her film crew travel to the headquarters of Al-Jazeera, the media leader in the Arab world, to find out what the news looks like in Iraq. She interviews several journalists and producers involved in war reporting for Al-Jazeera, including senior producer Sameer Khader, journalist Hassan Ibrahim, and producer Deema Khatib. Noujaim also interviews American correspondents David Shuster from NBC and Tom Mintier from CNN.

For more information: http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/women-film-the-war-on-terror-control-room

Co-sponsored by: Penn Humanities Forum & the Middle East Center