As part of Frontline’s continuing successful docdays partnership with Curzon cinemas we are pleased to present Rex Bloomstein’s new work, An Independent Mind. Here, the director tackles our most basic right – freedom of speech – and assesses how far individuals in different countries will go in order to preserve it.
Based on the book by Philip Gourevitch, Standard Operating Procedure is an Errol Morris film about the abuse of prisoners at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
Critic, Roger Ebert has said, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven’t found another filmmaker who intrigues me more…Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.”
In Invisibles, five directors (Wim Wenders, Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Isabel Coixet, Mariano Barroso and Javier Corcuera) have come together to give voice to the people affected by five humanitarian crises which have remained invisible to the world’s media.
The role of the frontline journalist is under scrutiny as never before. Reporters are regularly being singled out and killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere.
Focusing on the legendary African singer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his son Femi, Suffering and Smiling depicts the father-and-son struggle to raise awareness about Nigeria.
Deliver Us From Evil is the story of Father Oliver O’Grady, the most notorious paedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church.
Has the Orange Revolution liberalised the Ukrainian media, and if so, have journalists done enough with greater freedom?
The Frontline Club’s inaugural Kyiv event examines whether the Orange Revolution liberalised the Ukrainian media.
Belonging is the story of what happens when ordinary people get caught up in extraordinary circumstances.
Double-Bill Screening at the Curzon Soho: TV-Iraqi Style and Damn Gum followed by a discussion on the Iraqi media today
TV Iraqi Style
Prod. Paul Eedle. UK / Iraq 2006. 45mins.
For 20 years under Saddam Hussein television output in Iraq was strictly controlled, programmes heavily censored and satellite TV banned.
With Saddam’s fall the mediascape has changed dramatically: gone are the propaganda broadcasts of old times, replaced with Iraqi soap operas, game shows and reality TV.
Dir. Ammar Saad. Iraq 2006. 29mins.
Iraq is one of the most dangerous places for journalists to cover. Damn Gum follows a group of Iraqi journalists who risk their lives daily to document what is going on around them.
Frontline Club has 20 tickets to give away for Fallujah – a new play, which reveals the true story of the Fallujah siege.
Gwynne Roberts, co-director John Williams and a Kurdish investigator set off on a dangerous journey through Iraq to find out what happened to 8,000 Kurdish men and boys missing since the early years of Saddam’s rule.
The Frontline Club’s inaugural New York event examines whether the Western media’s deafness towards their countries’ sworn enemies is stifling the truth. This event is now FULLY BOOKED.
The Road to Kerbala captures Katia Jarjoura’s investigative journey with Shiite pilgrims on their annual 110 kilometre-walk from Baghdad to the Shiite capital Kerbala, which was banned under Saddam’s dictatorship.
Shot in the sprawling refugee camps of the North West Frontier province in Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan, View From A Grain of Sand tells the story of three Afghan women, each dramatically affected by the different regimes of the last twenty-five years.