Just watched this really interesting documentary called 'The War you don't see'. I'm not sure if it was originally broadcast on television or as a film, but it's in the university library if you're interested.
It's one of them, that for me, helps defy your own ignorance of such subjects. Still after watching you get a feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that you wont fully understand until you are a part of it (in this instance, a journalist) but it does give you that ability/obligation to question what you're told.
Another documentary that is in a similar vein is 'The road to Guantanamo'. It's been a few years since I watched it, but essentially it follows the lives of these Birmingham born Muslims who go out to Iraq to offer help. They are taken by the Americans as suspected terrorists, and tortured in Guantanamo for information they dont have.
Ironically, one of the actors in the documentary was arrested on suspicion of 'being a terrorist' at the airport on the way home. His name is Riz, he's a MC, and was also in....
Four Lions. One of the best films i've seen in a while. Chris Morris = genius. Go watch it now.