This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Johanna Schwartz.
In 2012, three extremist groups captured most of northern Mali – an area the size of the UK and France combined. The cities were virtually shut down, sharia law was instituted and all music was banned. They Will Have To Kill Us First follows a number of prominent musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music.
About Events at the Frontline Club
Tuesday 3 May 2016, 7:00 PM
The London Press Club and the Frontline Club are pleased to welcome award-winning journalist and author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow, Gavin Serkin, in conversation with deputy chairman of the London Press Club, David Selves.
All attendees are welcome to join the London Press Club for drinks in the clubroom before and after the talk, with first drinks (from 6.30pm) courtesy of Gorkana. The evenings are an opportunity for young and old, experienced and students, from all aspects of media to mingle with each other – and those from the world of PR and business.
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Europe is experiencing a wave of migration not seen since the end of World War II. Forced out of their homes by terror and war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, pulled to Europe by the prospect of a better life, huge numbers are risking everything in perilous journeys across land and sea.
Joined by the Guardian‘s inaugural migration correspondent Patrick Kingsley, whose new book The New Odyssey documents these journeys, we will explore what failures lead to the current crisis and what needs to be done to avert it.
Monday 9 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Bloody Money tells the story of a Ukrainian oligarch’s bank account – and the $23 million it contained. In unprecedented detail, it reveals where the money came from, how it was laundered, and what happened when a British judge ruled on its provenance. Bloody Money reveals how kleptocrats use shell companies to obscure the origins of their stolen money, and how Western enablers – lawyers, accountants, and more – assist them in doing so. It also shows how Ukrainian officials continue to run corrupt schemes, despite 2014’s revolution, sabotaging the country’s reform efforts.
Wednesday 11 May 2016, 7:00 PM
On the eve of a Downing Street summit aiming to challenge cross-border organised crime and corruption, we will be joined by OCCRP executive director and acclaimed investigative journalist Paul Radu and others to discuss how best to report on – and combat – transnational organised crime and corruption, with a particular focus on the London link and the recent Panama Papers leaks. We will be asking what the role of transparency and government data is in combating corruption, and what role journalism can play in putting a stop to it and bringing those accountable to justice.
Thursday 12 May 2016, 7:00 PM
The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare.In this award-winning new documentary acclaimed journalists Remy Ourdan and Patrick Chauvel masterfully capture the experiences of the city’s residents who experienced the siege firsthand. As these men and women recall memories of everyday life under the blockade, history interweaves with personal testimony to create a humanising portrait of battle and resistance.
Friday 13 May 2016, 7:00 PM
First came President Obama and then the Rolling Stones, the message is clear, Cuba is open for business – but what does this mean for the country and the people? A year since the US and Cuba restored diplomatic relations we will discuss what has changed.
Monday 16 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Inspired by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s best-selling book The Spirit Level, Katharine Round’s accomplished debut feature illustrates a more personal account of how inequality shapes our societies. The film travels across the world and into individual lives to see how broad economic shifts have shaped not only our physical circumstances, but also the way we think and what we believe in.
Tuesday 17 May 2016, 7:00 PM
We will be joined for a discussion with Julio Cesar Marquez and Daniel Gershenson, two human rights defenders from Mexico who have been at the forefront of exposing human rights abuses and government corruption, particularly in relation to the protection of children.
Thursday 19 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Sectarian divides increasingly fuel conflict across the diverse countries of the Middle East, spilling over borders and contributing to ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere. Yet in the nineteenth century the region was considerably more tolerant than Western Europe at the time; a high degree of religious pluralism and self-determination were permitted across the Ottoman Empire’s wide-reaching territories. We will be joined by The Economist‘s Jerusalem correspondent Nicolas Pelham and others to discuss the roots of sectarian violence – as well as hopes for recovery from conflict and a return to plurality.
Friday 20 May 2016, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a discussion with Philippa Lei, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Malala Fund; BBC Radio 4 Today correspondent Sima Kotecha others. He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot […]
Monday 23 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Since the summer of 2014, thousands of young Russians poured into the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine. Driven by propaganda on Russian television, they believed they were fulfilling their patriotic duty. This documentary follows two volunteers, Oleg and Max, as they discuss their motivations and share their own perspective on the conflict. Oleg’s Choice serves as a uniquely personal testimony of one side of the war rarely seen in the western media.
Tuesday 24 May 2016, 7:00 PM
Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites and high-ranking government officials, to the famous actors and literary figures of the day. He also set a gold standard for conflicts of interest, working variously, and often simultaneously, for the BBC, MI5, MI6, the War Office, the Ministry of Information and the KGB.
For May’s members’ BookNight, we look forward to welcoming Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert on the release of their new book, Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone .
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Thomas Dandois and Francois-Xavier Tregan. This groundbreaking documentary from Memento films and ARTE provides rare testimonies from Daesh defectors and those who have helped them escape. Gaining unprecedented access, directors Thomas Dandois and Francois-Xavier Tregan capture what daily life is like inside Daesh and expose […]
Tuesday 31 May 2016, 7:00 PM
The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cassava Republic Press for an exploration of new African writing on the release of Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, which brings nuanced perspectives to the stories behind the headlines and highlights contemporary issues across the continent. We will be joined by three of the contributors – Mark Gevisser, Hawa Golakai and Kevin Eze – to discuss the convergence and divergence between journalism and creative non-fiction around the coverage of contemporary issues in Africa.
Thursday 16 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The Pearl of Africa is a story about Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28 year old Ugandan transgender woman. Born biologically male, she is transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be – in one of the most transphobic places in the world. Forced to leave her country and loving boyfriend behind. She sets out to fight for her right to love, and against all odds, to become the first accepted trans person in Uganda.
Monday 20 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The politics of Iran are frequently analysed and debated on the international stage but rarely do we glimpse what everyday life is like in Tehran. In City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai returns to the city where she was born to explore the lives of its residents.
For June’s members’ BookNight, Ramita Navai will be joining us to discuss her portrait of a complex, colourful and changing city, as well as Iranian society more generally.