About Events at the Frontline Club
Monday, 20th January, 7:00PM
From Director Richard Parry (‘Shooting Robert King’, ‘BASE’) this newly-released feature documentary tells the story of a father’s epic struggle to reach his son in the UK. Kais, a 30-year old Tunisian arrives in France’s notorious Calais Jungle with nothing more than the shirt on his back. Over sixteen months, the film charts his mounting […]
Tuesday 21st January 2020 7:00PM
One of the murkiest mysteries of December’s general election campaign was the contents of the report on Russian interference in British democracy that Boris Johnson decided to suppress. Speculation was rife about its contents and, right now, we still don’t know what they were. So what is Britain’s Russia problem? And how do we solve it? Kleptoscope returns to discuss these important questions, which will be at the top of the in-tray for our government through Brexit and beyond.
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 7:00PM
Audiotape interviews with Christine Keeler and her friend Mandy Rice-Davies, that have remained secret for more than 35 years, will be broadcast for the first time in BBC Two’s “Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me.”
Presented by former Panorama journalist Tom Mangold, who covered the story while he was a reporter on Fleet Street, this film contains an inside account of the last hours of Dr Stephen Ward, the osteopath and portrait artist who introduced Christine Keeler to John Profumo.
Monday 27th January 2020, 7:30PM (30 mins later than usual)
After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, pieced together by Channel 4’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman.
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 7:00PM
Richard Ladkani’s riveting documentary ventures into the front line of efforts to save the planet’s most endangered sea mammal. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish – the “cocaine of the sea” – in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on earth, the vaquita porpoise.
Thursday, 30th January 2020, 7:00PM
New York-based photographer Sebastian Meyer followed the Kurds from 2008 to 2017 as they rose, phoenix-like, from their bloody past to hover for a moment in a state of peace, before being plunged back into war. Over those ten years, Meyer’s life became intertwined with that rise and fall. His own story of friendship and loss is reflected in his photographs and writing which take the reader deep inside Kurdistan.
Friday, 31st January 2020, 7:00PM
Teranga is a 35-minute observational short-documentary about youth, music and conquering collective trauma. Filmed in Naples over two years, this film follows the lives of migrants as they wait in limbo for a response to their asylum request in corrupt migrant camps and how they find solace in Teranga, an Afrobeats migrant-run nightclub.
Monday, February 3rd 2020, 7:00PM
Amelia Gentleman’s tenacious and meticulous reporting of the Windrush scandal shocked the nation. She revealed how thousands of law-abiding citizens had been wrongly classified as illegal immigrants through the government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy and, as a consequence, many of them were removed from the country, or lost their homes and their jobs. This resulted in the resignation of, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. In her book, The Windrush Betrayal, Gentleman tells the full story of this investigation.
Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 7:00PM
Best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein will be at Frontline to discuss Pills, Powder, and Smoke, his in-depth investigation of the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, he uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it’s so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it.
Wednesday, 19th February, 7:00PM
Join Akmed Zakaev, dissident and Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic’s government in exile, in conversation with Luke Harding, Foreign Correspondent at The Guardian, on the subject of Zakayev’s recent book, Subjugate or Exterminate!: A Memoir of Russia’s Wars in Chechnya.
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 7:00PM
XY Chelsea tells the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017. The film follows Chelsea Manning as she leaves prison after seven years inside, and begins a new life, whilst at the same time having to deal with the far-reaching consequences of her past.
BIRKBECK UNIVERSITY : Saturday, 8th February 2020, 8:30AM
Please join this FREE 1-day symposium at Birkbeck University supported by Frontline Club in association with Action on Armed Violence and Birkbeck bringing together leading conflict reporters, photo-journalists, film makers and investigators to discuss the main challenges and issues facing contemporary reporting on armed violence.