The War Room is a 1993 American documentary film about Bill Clinton's campaign for President of the United States during the 1992 presidential election. At the start of the 1992 Democratic primaries, filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker requested permission from the Bill Clinton Campaign to film its progression. The Clinton Campaign agreed, and Pennebaker and Hegedus were allowed to film Communications Director George Stephanopoulos as well as Lead Strategist James Carville; they were given limited access to Bill Clinton. The film received near universal acclaim by critics.