Capturing Conflict

June 10, 2022

Lviv, the illusion of safety.

Tens of thousands of people fleeing Russian strikes further East in Mariupol, Kharkiv and Kyiv have sought refuge in the quaint UNESCO heritage site city of Lviv. Since February 24th, the day of the full-scale invasion, Lviv has been a strategic transit point for humanitarian aid workers, journalists and refugees travelling both ways – relatively safely – in and out of a country at war.


January 24, 2012

Sneak Preview Screening: The Price of Kings – Yasser Arafat

Mixing a rich collection of archive footage with the candid and poignant memories of his family, friends, colleagues, and peers, Richard Symons creates an insightful, intimate, and well documented account of the life and controversies of Yasser Arafat.


January 12, 2012

Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


January 12, 2012 6:30 PM

FULLY BOOKED Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


June 14, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED In the Picture: Shooting Libya

Getting the best images possible means that photographers and video journalists in particular need to get hair-raisingly close to the action, often putting themselves in danger. Reuters photographer Andrew Winning and video journalist Inigo Gilmore will speak at the Frontline Club about shooting on Libya’s front line.


August 27, 2010 7:00 PM

Vietnam: A turning point for reporting war

A special event about reporting from Vietnam with some of the giants of war reporting including Jon Swain, Michael Nicholson and Patrick Chauvel.


Monday 28th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Mo & Me

No one captured Africa’s pain and passion more incisively than Mohamed Amin, photographer and frontline cameraman extraordinaire. He was the most famous photojournalist in the world, making the news as often as he covered it. ‘Mo’ trained his unwavering lens on every aspect of African life, never shying from the tragedy, never failing to revel in the success. Through the gaze of his camera lens, he showed the world what some were afraid to see and what most people wished they could ignore.


Friday 25th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Cry Freetown

A brutal portrayal of what happened in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone in January 1999.
Sorious Samura shot the film at great risk for his own life, keenly aware of the fact that the strong images he recorded were the only thing that could shake the world from its indifference to the plight of his countrymen, women and children.


Thursday 24th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Somalia: Al-Qaeda’s New Haven

Unreported World visits one of the most dangerous places on earth to investigate the growth of a militant Islamic network and asks whether Somalia’s fertile training ground for Islamic terrorists could provoke a regional civil war.
Reporter Aidan Hartley and Producer James Brabazon are the first western journalists to set foot in Somalia since BBC producer Kate Peyton was killed nine months ago while crossing a Mogadishu street. A decade has passed since the UN military mission in Somalia ended following the deaths of 18 US special forces and 1,000 Somalis in the so-called “Blackhawk Down” battle.


Monday 14th September, 2009

FULLY BOOKED Capturing Conflict: Unseen Gaza

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?
With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.


Thursday 10th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Death in Gaza

In spring 2003, filmmaker James Miller and reporter Saira Shah, following the success of their Peabody-winning films “Unholy War” and “Beneath the Veil,” set out to take a first-hand look at the culture of hate that permeates the Middle East. They captured the lives of three Palestinian children growing up in the bullet-riddled streets of Gaza, indoctrinated in the creed of Jihad, and had planned to show the Israeli side next. But on May 2, in the midst of filming, Miller was shot to death by an Israeli tank, falling victim to the conflict he covered.


Monday 7th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Russian Newspaper Murders

This one-hour documentary film tells the dramatic story of the dangers and pressures surrounding the press in today’s Russia.
In the evening of 9th October 2003, Alexei Sidorov, Editor in Chief of the ‘Togliatti Observer’, was murdered outside his home, becoming the sixth journalist in the industrial city of Togliatti to be murdered since 1995. The killer used an ice-pick, stabbing Sidorov several times before escaping in full view of witnesses and passers-by. Just 18 months earlier, Sidorov’s friend and the founding editor of the ‘Togliatti Observer’, Valery Ivanov, was shot outside his home with a silenced pistol.


Friday 4th September, 2009

Capturing Conflict: Tortured Truths (House of Journalists)

Tortured Truths is the story of La Maison des Journalistes, a Parisian refuge for persecuted journalists from all over the world who have suffered torture, prison sentences and death threats because they dared to express themselves freely.
Director Christine Garabedian carefully extracts personal stories from some of the refuge’s inhabitants including an Iraqi poet punished for writing about love and reconciliation amongst his countrymen, a political cartoonist from Burma and a Cuban investigative reporter. What they have in common is that they all fled their home countries fearing their lives merely for speaking out.