Monday 22 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Almost 20 years ago, the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came to an end. Children born after the fighting stopped are entering adulthood today, but are still facing violence, abuse and abandonment. Through the stories of four remarkable young people, filmmakers Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott capture the hopes and dreams of this new generation, forced to live with the ongoing effects of the war. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the co-directors.
Tuesday 23 September 2014, 7:00 PM
In one of the last remaining wildernesses in South East Asia, Cambodian communities struggle to defend their forests. Rubber companies illegally cut down resin trees that the local population depends on, arguing the rubber industry is good for the area, providing jobs and development. In April 2012, environmentalist Chut Wutty was stopped and shot dead at an illegal, military-controlled site in the Cardamom mountains. I am Chut Wutty exposes the fierce battle against illegal logging. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Fran Lambrick.
Wednesday 24 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Thirteen years on from the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US by Al Qaeda, how has the organisation evolved around the world and what are its links with developing groups such a ISIS and al-Shabaab? A panel of experts will be joining us to examine the tactics and strategies these affiliated groups have developed and what is being done to combat them.
Monday 29 September 2014, 7:00 PM
On 8 March 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. The members of the self-proclaimed Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI picked the lock on the door, took every file in the office, loaded them into suitcases and walked out the front door. Mailed anonymously, these documents started to show up in newsrooms, unleashing fierce debates on whether or not to publish them. Despite demands by the Nixon administration to suppress the story, The Washington Post went to press, uncovering the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. This screening will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with director Johanna Hamilton.
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 7:00 PM
First Wednesday brings together a panel of experts, commentators and journalists to tackle the top story of the month. They will be answering your questions and offering insight and analysis to make sure you have all the information you need to make sense of events.
Thursday 2 October 2014, 6:00 PM
We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Regal.
Friday 3 October 2014, 7:00 PM
In 1984, a Conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on Britain’s unions, including the National Union of Mineworkers. Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike, told through unique archive footage and the raw first-hand experiences of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Owen Gower and producer Mark Lacey.
Monday 6 October 2014, 7:00 PM
For this special event Helen Chadwick Song Theatre will sing extracts from War Correspondents. The performance was inspired by recent interviews with journalists who have worked on the front line, covering conflicts from Bosnia and Iraq to Chechnya and Liberia. This will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the creative team, touching on the issues raised in the songs. Moderated by The Guardian correspondent, Christopher Stephen.
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6:30 PM
A new monthly social evening is being launched for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, is resurrecting the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Technological developments have influenced the way stories are crafted. Today, with opportunities offered by new media, stories can be told in a non-linear fashion through different platforms, or made interactive. Do these new technologies truly revolutionise the way we document the world, or merely change the relationship between the maker and the viewer? Award-winning executive producer and creative technologist of the NFB Digital Studio Loc Dao, will explore the possibilities these developments offer through some of NFB’s most innovative projects.
Thursday 9 October 2014, 7:15 PM
The Club Quiz returns after the summer break with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge. Having been billed as one of ‘the hardest quizzes in London’ it is sure to attract the cream of Frontline Club quizzing talent.
Monday 13 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Among the world’s poorest countries, Bangladesh is also rapidly developing. Across the country, 7.9 million children work every day to support themselves and their families, forced to grow up at an incredibly early age. Mass E Bhat is a portrait of a developing nation through the eyes of its children. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Hannan Majid and Richard York.
Tuesday 14 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, border barriers are still being erected in the US, Europe and the Middle East in the aftermath of political, economic, religious and ethnic conflicts. Photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer will be joining us to present Confrontier, a comprehensive project that demonstrates his conviction that walls are not solutions, but proof of human weakness, error and our inability to communicate with one another.
Wednesday 15 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Described as “the foremost television cameraman of his generation”, Darren Conway, or DC as he is widely known, has been documenting global events for two decades. He has received the RTS award for best news cameraman six times and earlier this year he was awarded an OBE for services to British broadcast journalism. He will be joining Vin Ray in conversation to reflect on a career capturing some of the most poignant pictures of the past 20 years.
Friday 17 October 2014, 7:00 PM
The Term tells the unique inside story of the Russian opposition movement as Vladimir Putin settles into the Kremlin for his third term, through exclusive access to anti-corruption blogger Aleksei Navalny and other key opposition figures, including Putin’s god-daughter, Ksenia Sobchak, and Solidarnost leader, Ilya Yashin. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Alexey Pivovarov and Alexander Rastorguev via Skype.
Monday 20 October 2014, 7:00 PM
For 14 years, Sir Harold Evans was editor of The Sunday Times. Attacking the Devil focuses on his investigation into the drug thalidomide and how he defied the Attorney General and the political establishment to expose the story. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris.
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 6:30 PM
This event will take place at Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.
We are delighted to be teaming up with the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) for two events on freelance safety. The first will be held at Club Quarters in New York and the second in November at the Frontline Club in London.
Tuesday October 21 2014, 7:00 PM
After four nights featuring Afghanistan, Bosnia, phone-hacking and Iraq – we’re going to shift into a more literary gear to welcome editor and writer Robert McCrum. Robert is reaching the half-way mark in compiling a vast list of, and guide to, the hundred greatest novels of all time – week by week, one year in, one to go. The books “choose themselves”, says Robert, but how fascinating it will be to hear how he chooses novels that choose themselves; what gets left out and how the public reacts.
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6:30 PM
We are delighted to host the launch of the autumn edition of the Index on Censorship magazine, where there will be lively, participatory discussion, interrogating and debating the question: Eyes Wide Shut? Will the future of journalism mean we are any better informed?
Thursday 23 October 2014, 6:00 PM
Winner of the Orwell Prize for Books 2014, Alan Johnson MP will be in conversation with David Davis MP about how politics can shape lives, and how personal histories can shape one’s political values. The debate will be chaired by the director of the Orwell Prize, professor Jean Seaton.
Thursday 23 October 2014, 8:30 PM
This event is organised by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as they examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.
Tuesday 28 October 2014, 7:00 PM
This event is organised by The Artistic Horde.
Named after Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front, a book that changed the perspective of a generation. The Remarque Prize is an arts competition on the theme of conflict.
Wednesday 29 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Desperate for a better life, men, women and children risk perilous journeys for the promise of prosperity in the UK, Europe or America. Those who manage to reach their destination will often find themselves sold into a life of sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime and domestic servitude. Ahead of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Women conference, at which this subject will be discussed extensively, we will be bringing together a panel of experts to examine how we can tackle the problem of human trafficking.
Thursday 30 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Anonymous, a group of hackers, activists and technologists, came to the fore in 2008 when they attacked the church of Scientology. Since then their coordinated collective action has come up against global corporations and supported the Arab revolutionaries, but how much do we know about who they are and what motivates them? Anthropologist and Anonymous confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece, Gabriella Coleman will be with us in conversation with economics editor at Channel 4 News, Paul Mason, to shed some light on the motivations and culture of this secretive group.
Friday 31 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of short documentaries, from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the many different faces of documentary filmmaking.
This event has been postponed. A new date and venue will be announced soon.
The latest chapter in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has again highlighted the difficulties of covering this complex deep-rooted conflict that provokes such a strong emotional response from the general public. Join us as we take a view of the coverage we have seen, talk to the journalists that have produced it and ask what we can learn.