February 9, 2012

Full House UK Premiere Screening: Under Fire: Journalists In Combat

By Nicky Armstrong Half way through the film the ripple effect that war has on journalists and the stresses that leak out from being present at such horrific moments in people’s lives are laid bare for the audience to see. The question of morals, as well as dealing with your own problems and family life […]

February 3, 2012

Screening: Bahrain: Shooting in the Dark Q&A with May Welsh, Jon Blair, and ex-Bahraini MP

By Ivana Davidovic     "With our souls, with our blood, we would sacrifice anything for you Bahrain" people chanted on the streets of Bahrain. In February 2011, while the media glare was firmly focused on the uprising in Egypt, the Bahraini people were left to shout in the dark. One of their rare witnesses […]

January 25, 2012

American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear

By Alan Selby   A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic of a change in attitudes towards Islam, perhaps most notably in the country which bore witness to the infamous attacks that day. Popular opinion has shifted, and the land of the free has become an increasingly […]

January 24, 2012

‘Shooting vs. Shooting’ screening comes under fire

  By Helena Williams A documentary on journalist casualties during the Iraq war came under fire last night as members of the audience questioned the director’s stance on the US military. Greek journalist Nikos Megrelis’ 2011 film, ‘Shooting vs. Shooting’, centres around the killing of Western journalists by American soldiers in Iraq and suggests that […]

January 10, 2012

U.N Me Screening and Q&A with author Ami Horowitz

By: Ivana Davidovic When the United Nations was founded after World War II it embodied the world’s hopes for a more peaceful and just world. Since it’s noble founding, wars and human rights abuses have continued unabated, throwing a spotlight at the UN’s role in keeping the peace and building a fairer world for all. […]

November 27, 2011

Frontline watches the rise and fall of Yugoslavian film in Cinema Komunisto

By William Turvill  The end of the Frontline Club’s screening season was marked, on Sunday 27 November, with the showing of Cinema Komunisto, featuring a subsequent question and answer discussion led by one of the film’s producers, Iva Plemic. The film, created by a group of young filmmakers from Serbia, documents the creation and collapse […]

November 22, 2011

ToryBoy visits the Frontline Club

  By William Turvill The Frontline Club, on Monday 21 November, screened the critically acclaimed ToryBoy The Movie, followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s creators, John Walsh and John Cowen. Dubbed the “documentary of the year” by The Guardian, this film follows the campaign trail of Walsh, a “disillusioned Labour Boy gone stray”, […]

November 7, 2011

El Problema – The true story of Western Sahara

By Paaras Abbas  “We know that somebody is watching us. We don’t know where.” How many of us have a full realisation of the torture the people of Western Sahara endure on a daily basis? It’s a story that has simply not been heard. It is this fact that made last night’s screening of El […]

September 27, 2011

Kissinger: Screening at the Frontline Club in October

Julia Barron of October Films writes an assessment of the documentary film Kissinger, which will be screened at the Frontline Club in October.
With access to Dr Henry Kissinger over the past two years, this award-winning documentary gives unique insight into the personality and motivation of one of America’s most powerful and controversial international statesman.

August 4, 2011

Showing at Frontline: Children of the Revolution

by Sam Bavin   On Monday the 8th of August, as part of the continuing ‘Change’ season, Frontline is proud to be screening Shane O’ Sullivan’s Children of the Revolution. The film documents the lives of two of the most significant and infamous female revolutionaries of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Ulrike Meinhof […]

July 21, 2011

Showing at Frontline: Up in Smoke

by Sam Bavin  Up In Smoke, from director Adam Wakeling, is screening on Mon 25th July at Frontline. The film follows revolutionary ecologist Mike Hands across the globe as he attempts scale back slash and burn agriculture – one of the biggest contributors to global warming and deforestation in the world today. Wakeling’s first feature […]

July 13, 2011

Showing at Frontline this week: Bobby Fischer Against the World

by Paige Gresty   This week, Frontline Club is proud to present the screening of Bobby Fischer Against the World. A tremendous combination of archive footage, interviews, and Fischer’s own voice, the film examines how the world’s number one chess player rose from a child prodigy, alienated from friends and family, to the American superstar […]

July 12, 2011

Mimi Chakarova and her film The Price of Sex

by Antje BormannPhotojournalist and filmmaker Mimi Chakarova introduced her film The Price of Sex about women sold into sex slavery with the plea to ‘stay with us’. She was keen, she said, to observe the audience’s reaction. The film follows three women from Bulgaria and Moldova who managed to escape from the vicious trap they had […]

June 28, 2011

Defusing Human Bombs

The shouts and laughter of boys playing games fills up the hidden away in a remote valley near Swat Pakistan. With their green and red school uniforms, these boys and seem like any other school children. But there is no other school quite like this in the world, where most of its pupils were expected […]

June 2, 2011

New film series at Frontline – Recommends

Sunday the 5th of June marks the beginning of Frontline’s new ‘Recommends’ season; a new screening strand in which friends of Frontline select one of their favourite documentaries to be shown weekly on Sundays. Clive Stafford Smith’s choice Fourteen Days in May, directed by Paul Hamann, inaugurates the season. The seminal documentary about Edward Earl […]

May 23, 2011

Documentary Matchmaking at Sheffield Doc/Fest – Call for entries

The Frontline Club is proud to announce our fourth event in association with The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation. At Sheffield Doc/Fest, on Friday 10th of June, we will be hosting an evening of Documentary Matchmaking at the BRITDOC Bar to pair great new projects with the right people in the industry to help make them […]

May 18, 2011

John Pilger and The Wars We Don’t See

By Christopher Czechowicz As a daring and impassioned journalist with a decades-long career, John Pilger has inspired and motivated many to ensure human rights and preserve unfiltered truth. From films such as Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979) to The New Rulers of the World (2001), he has unrelentingly made this his commitment. […]

April 5, 2011

Armadillo: Janus Metz’s Fog of War

By Christopher Czechowicz “You have to be here to understand it. This place is screwed, after all. This is a fucked up country.” – ISAF Team Seven In the summer of 2009, marooned at military outpost “Armadillo” in Helmand Province, one of the most dangerous in Afghanistan and separated only by a kilometre from Taliban […]

March 22, 2011

Frontline partnered screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Frontline Club is proudly partnering with three screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festival is running between March 23 – April 1 and there are many important, and excellent, films featured. We highly recommend seeing the three we’re partnering with (details below). Also if you missed them at the club please […]

March 22, 2011

War Child: helping the children of Gaza overcome the trauma of conflict

By Mike Pope Gaza is not like it is depicted in the mainstream media, its people are not doomed and it can achieve peace with Israel according to Jezza Neumann, director of War Child. Gaza is an incredibly hospitable place, the friendliest people I’ve ever met; it’s not dangerous in terms of your daily existence. […]

March 8, 2011

Life with Murder: Q&A with Dr Rachel Condry

In 1998 Jennifer Jenkins was shot four times by her brother, Mason, who was subsequently arrested and convicted for her murder. Their parents, Leslie and Brian Jenkins decided to continue to support their imprisoned son and were ostracised by their community. Dr Rachel Condry spoke to audience members after a screening of Life With Murder, an intimate portrait of the Jenkins family and the aftermath of their daughter’s death.

February 12, 2011

Screening: Videocracy

by Gianluca Mezzofiore Videocracy, screened yesterday at the Frontline Club, is a groundbreaking documentary by Italian-born, Swedish-based director Erik Gandini about the power of Berlusconi’s TV culture over Italian society at large. Showing the dark side of TV industry controlled by Berlusconi over the last 30 years, Gandini gives a precious insight over a fictional world […]

October 27, 2010

Frontline at Sheffield Doc/Fest – Call for projects

Next Wednesday Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010 begins and this year’s programme is outstanding. We’re really proud to be attending and I wanted to let you know the variety of things Frontline is involved in at the festival. For the last year we’ve been running, with the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation, the very successful Documentary Matchmaking event […]

September 23, 2010

Shooting Robert King now available on DVD

The Frontline Club is proud to announce the release of “Shooting Robert King” on DVD. Filmed over 15 years by director Richard Parry and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith, “Shooting Robert King” has been referred to as “the best war doc I have ever seen,” by Nick Broomfield. After an incredible festival run that took […]

September 13, 2010

Jack Cardiff memorabilia at the Frontline Club

Accompanying the screening of Cameraman, the film chronicling the life and work of Academy Award winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff, is an exclusive display of Cardiff’s various memorabilia spanning his phenomenally diverse and successful career. Included in the exhibition are priceless sketches, letters, and personal affects from Cardiff’s illustrious period forefronting the medium of Technicolour. […]

July 15, 2010

Interview with Greg Barker, Director of Sergio

In anticipation of our screening of Sergio at tomorrow night I thought it a good idea to re-post an interview I did with the Director for The Documentary Blog. I highly recommend coming along to the screening, we have a few tickets left and it really isn’t one to miss. The link to book tickets […]

April 26, 2010

Hot Docs at the Frontline Club

For those of you who can’t make the trip out to Toronto for this year’s Hot Docs, throughout May and June Frontline will be bringing a slice of the festival to you. We have selected 6 films from this years lineup to showcase at the club. The begins on May 9th with Heidi Ewing and […]

April 23, 2010

Alternative View Season

Throughout May we are holding a season of films that look at issues in different ways and which are often controversial or rejected by the mainstream media. We are hoping to create debate and analysis into whether films of this nature should be embraced to a greater extent, or not. The films themselves have been […]

February 24, 2010

Season – Werner Herzog Behind the Scenes

Throughout March the Frontline Club are hosting a special season looking at the work of Werner Herzog. Rather than just a standard retrospective of his work we’ll be hearing from those who have worked with him over his career behind the scenes. Curated by his long-time collaborator and producer Andre Singer, the season is a […]

February 23, 2010

Benefit screening for Haiti

As the column inches fade, the survivors of last month’s earthquake in Haiti are still living hand-to-mouth, still displaced, and still mourning their loved ones – they must not be forgotten. The charity screening of ‘Ghosts of Cite Soleil’  – a documentary on Haiti, produced by, and starring Wyclef Jean aims to address this. A […]