Kicking off 2014 at the Frontline Club we will be bringing together a panel of experts, commentators and journalists, to answer your questions and offer analysis and insight into the top story of the month.
While nine American states allow late term abortions, only four doctors in the country are willing to perform them. In the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr George Tiller in Kansas, After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Lana Wilson.
On 28 October in China’s iconic and politically sensitive Tiananmen Square, a car crashed through crowds and exploded, killing two tourists and three suspects. Just over a week later, on 6 November, one person died and eight were injured following a series of small blasts outside a Communist Party office in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province.
In a year that marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square we will be joined by a panel of experts to explore the significance of these two fatal incidents, looking at the levels of dissent in China and how it is being suppressed. We will also be asking who are behind the attacks and what are their motivations.
We will be joined by a panel who work on the edges of the news to get the stories where conventional means have failed. They will be talking about the technology and the techniques that they use, looking at how content is verified, and how you can empower people to tell their own stories and distribute it to local and international communities.
In association with Grapevine Events, we are inviting young journalists to meet the leading editors of the country’s most popular websites, newspapers and magazines, and hear about each of their unique approaches to the web.
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.
In June 2013, Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran, running with a mandate of “moderation and wisdom”. He promised to free political prisoners and guarantee civil rights, to return “dignity to the nation”. As a historic deal is struck between Iran, the US and other world powers, we will be exploring the changes this new leader is enacting both on the international stage and within Iran.
This event is organised in partnership with Port Magazine. In late winter in 2012, following in the footsteps of Eric Newby, French photographer Frédéric Lagrange journeyed to the foothills of the Hindu Kush. In a talk chaired by The Independent’s defence correspondent, Kim Sengupta, Lagrange will be in conversation with Rory Stewart MP, presenting his images and speak about his trip and his conversations with local Afghans about the upcoming Nato withdrawal and an uncertain future.
The infamous Club Quiz returns in 2014 with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge.
Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel spent his formative years in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon. Each time he went back to the camp for his summer holidays he kept video diaries. As an adult he returns, challenging his teenage belief that ‘going to Ain el-Helweh is better than going to Disney Land’. A World Not Ours is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile, based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mahdi Fleifel.