Past Events and Screenings
The original modern populist, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a complex, polarising figure who mastered macho divide-and-rule politics a decade and a half before Donald Trump cottoned on. Many believe he has used it to lead his country – a young democracy on the fringe of Europe – into spiralling authoritarianism. As president, he commands a […]
HOSTED BY PEN INTERNATIONAL. In this exclusive event, join acclaimed Ukrainian film-maker and writer Oleg Sentsov in conversation with Natalia Koliada & David Lan, followed by a screening of acclaimed documentary “The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov”.
China’s “one-child” policy lasted from 1979 to 2015. In her latest film, screening at Frontline ahead of its broadcast on BBC Storyville, first-time mother and filmmaker Nanfu Wang uncovers the untold history of the policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
Journalist Maria Ressa co-founded the multi-award winning news startup Rappler in the Philippines in 2011. Since then, both she and Rappler have become key targets for President Rodrigo Duterte’s government crackdown on media freedom with 11 legal cases filed against them. Rappler has also been the subject of prolific and frequently orchestrated online attacks. Ressa will be at the club to discuss how Rappler and other news organisations are confronting the escalating political attacks against them.
The Explorers Club will be hosting the UK première screening of “Canada C3 – Coast to Coast to Coast.” Filmed during the historic Canada C3 expedition, this inspiring documentary retraces the 150-day icebreaker journey from Toronto to Victoria in 2017.
Award-winning war photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy explores the creative inspiration behind PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album in A Dog Called Money, an arresting collage-style documentary charting their travels together in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the US.
Zara Balfour‘s feature documentary, CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND, follows the dangerous expeditions undertaken by Nepalese students who, after attending school in the city, are returning home to their rural villages after over a decade away from their families. This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with one of the stars of the […]
The suicide bomber has become central to our contemporary era of terror – a figure that not only dominates the fears of Western societies but also influences the way we fight our wars, protect our nations, pass security legislation and even define ourselves. Join award-winning journalist Iain Overton, author of acclaimed book, ‘The Price of Paradise’, as he reveals how the suicide bomber has shaped our modern age.
On the day Boris Johnson promised Britain would leave the EU, we screen the gripping, untold (and occasionally jaw-dropping) story of Brexit negotiations from the other side. For two years, Belgian film-maker Lode Desmet had exclusive access to the Brexit co-ordinator of the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, and his close-knit team. His two-part fly-on-the-wall film captures the off-the-record conversations and arguments as they devise their strategy for dealing with the British.
As thousands of female ISIS members, former members, and their children face an uncertain future in camps and detention centres across the Middle East, journalist and author Azadeh Moaveni, will be at Frontline to talk about her latest book, “The Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS”, which reveals the the inner lives and motivations of the young women and girls who joined the Islamic State.
The Frontline Club Awards recognise journalists who have shown integrity, courage and independence of spirit in print, photojournalism and broadcast work. This year’s winners will be announced at the Frontline Club Awards Ceremony on Thursday 24 October 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by Elizabeth Palmer at CBS News, with keynote by award-winning Syrian journalist, Waad Al-Kateab.
Join us for a special screening of acclaimed feature documentary FOR SAMA with filmmakers Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war, FOR SAMA is told as a love letter from a young Syrian mother to her daughter. It tells the story of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
Join us for an evening of images and conversation with British photojournalist Tim Page.
Ahead of its UK release on 18th October, Frontline Club members are invited to an exclusive preview screening of new feature film OFFICIAL SECRETS at The May Fair Hotel on Wednesday 16th October.
Former detective Vladimir Dzuro was tasked with tracking down and arresting the mEn responsible for one of the Balkan War’s most shocking war crimes at the end of the twentieth century.
Days after its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, The Frontline Club, Doc Society and BBC Storyville invite you to a special screening of this controversial investigation by Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger. Followed by a discussion with the film’s lead investigator and producer Andreas Rocksén.
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.
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.
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.
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.