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Different channels, different truths...

Hey guys!

Americans for Informed Democracy sponsporing a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary
CONTROL ROOM
and a pre-screening talk by one of UW's best loved profs, David Domke.


Where: Sieg Auditorium, Rm 134
When: Wednesday, Feb 7th, 6-8pm
What:

"Control Room"(2004) is a documentary that examines Al-Jazeera's coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the news organization's relationship with US Central Command and other news organizations (84 minutes).

Here's what a few critics had to say...

"An indispensible example of the inquisitive, self-questioning democratic spirit."
~A.O. Scott, NY Times (Read the review)

"Engrossing"
-Washington Post

"Important!"
-Wall Street Journal

"Fascinating!"
-People Magazine

Winner of the Seattle Film Critics' "Documentary of the Year" Award


A little about our speaker:

David Domke, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, studies political elites and news media, with particular interest in the dynamics of post-9/11 America. Among his many awards are: 2002 University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2006 Washington Teacher of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

This is a great chance to see the critically acclaimed documentary on the big screen! Hope to see you there! :-)
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