About Events at the Frontline Club
Monday 26 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Anabel Hernandez is perhaps Mexico’s best-known investigative journalist. Over two decades, she’s written some of the most resounding investigations into government corruption printed in her country, and her 2010 book, Narcoland has received international attention for the connections it draws between the notorious Sinaloa Cartel headed by “El Chapo” Guzman and high-ranking Mexican officials. Hernandez will join us in conversation with journalist Ed Vulliamy to discuss her work and the unique challenges facing journalists working in Mexico today.
Wednesday 28 June 2017, 07:00 PM
Join us in celebration of International Pride Month with a screening of 2 short films around transgender issues followed by a Q&A with both directors, Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin
Tuesday 4 July 2017, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman moderated by journalist Paul Conroy. A real life international thriller, City of Ghosts exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” — a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
Wednesday 5 July, 2017, 07:00 PM
The Spider’s Web’ is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. With a Q&A post-screening from the directors, find out how the City of London became the global leader in creating obscure, corrupt, secret offshore tax havens.
Tuesday 11th July, 07:00 PM
What is necropolitics, or the ‘politics of death’? Join our film screening and panel discussion on a new pattern that is emerging across the globe as more and more people are dying protecting their land and homes from the global industry’s incessant thirst for natural resources.
Wednesday 19 July, 2017 07:00 PM
Join us for the screening ‘Freelancer on the Frontlines’ which follows the life and work of journalist Jesse Rosenfeld, followed by a Q&A with Jesse himself.
Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld has made the Middle East the focus of his work, and to make a living he has to keep up with constantly moving news targets. Freelancer on the Front Lines follows his journey across the region, showing us thorny geopolitical realities shaped by the events transforming the Middle East and exploring how journalism practices have changed in the age of the Internet.
Wednesday 26 July, 2017, 07:00 PM
Goodbye Aleppo’ is a documentary about a team of four young citizen journalists who film themselves and each other as the battle for Aleppo rages around them in December 2016. They show us what daily life is like in the last days of East Aleppo as the Syrian Army, the Russians, Iran, and Iran-backed militias in December 2016 gradually take the city from opposition fighters.
Monday 31st July, 2017, 07:00 PM
Sea of Pictures is a documentary that focuses in on the image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, who was found drowned on a beach in Turkey while trying to reach Europe with this family. This image went viral and became a symbol of the refugee crisis and the widespread international apathy up until that point. His image was seen on newspapers across the globe. But how as a media outlet do you choose which pictures to show to the public? What are the ethics surrounding taking pictures such as these? Can you really control how these pictures are interpreted and repurposed?