About Events at the Frontline Club
Wednesday 18th September, 7:00PM
In June and July 2018, a widely publicised cave rescue successfully extricated 12 members of a junior football team and their coach trapped for 17 days in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Northern Thailand. Over twelve months on, professional diver Jim Warny, who was part of the international team who played a leading role in the dramatic rescue, talks to The Explorers Club to reveal how it was achieved.
Monday 23rd September, 7:00PM
With tensions rising sharply between Iran and the west following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, we welcome Jack Straw to the Frontline Club for a timely discussion with journalist and author Ramita Navai about British-Iranian relations, his view of Iran’s internal politics and the culture, psychology and history of a much-misunderstood nation.
Tuesday 24th September, 7:00PM
Featuring frank and detailed interviews with military generals, journalists and Aung San Suu Kyi, this absorbing documentary from Karen Stokkendal Poulsen tells the story of how the global democracy icon and military rulers ended up forming an alliance in Myanmar’s corridors of power after 50 years of brutal dictatorship – and the tragic consequences that followed.
Monday 30th September, 7:00PM
There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world’s oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, investigative journalist Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world.
Wednesday 2nd October: 7PM
Join us for a special preview screening of new BBC investigation Halal Pimps: The Muslim Clerics Selling Girls ahead of its broadcast. Followed by a discussion/Q&A with the film’s production team and reporter Nawal Al-Maghafi.
Monday 7th October, 7:00PM
Shot in stark monochrome, Julien Elie‘s epic documentary Dark Suns chronicles stories of some of the many thousands of women, journalists, students, and activists who have disappeared in Mexico since the 1990s, and the insidious culture of cartel violence and state corruption behind them.
Monday 14th October, 7:00PM
The conflict in the former Yugoslavia saw unspeakable acts of violence committed against civilians, soldiers and prisoners of war. One of the many sites where atrocities took place was Ovčara, near the town of Vukovar, where, in November 1991, 261 men, mostly Croatians, were executed by Serbian paramilitaries and buried in a mass grave. One of the investigators tasked with tracking down and arresting those responsible for that massacre was Vladimir Dzuro, a former homicide detective from Prague.