Past Events and Screenings
Reporter Karishma Vyas and director Charlie Mole are in California to meet the “TradWives” – a growing movement of women in the United States, young and old, who idolise President Trump.
Frontline Club partners with Human Rights Watch Film Festival this March to screen two documentaries, Collective (Collectiv) and Radio Silence
In the week marking the 9th anniversary of the Syrian uprising, the Frontline Club hosts a discussion with journalists, Sam Dagher, Elizabeth Palmer and Zaina Erhaim, and co-founder of the White Helmets, Abdulrahman Almawwas, on developments there and in the wider region.
Keenie Meenie Services – the most powerful mercenary company you’ve never heard of – was involved in war crimes around the world from Sri Lanka to Nicaragua for which its shadowy directors have never been held accountable. Discussion with the books author, Phil Miller and chaired by, broadcast journalist, Nalini Sivathasan.
The Frontline Club hosts this discussion on the legacy of man-made environmental disasters on communities, and the lasting fears and stigma around ‘hidden unknowns’ which resonate with current public anxieties towards coronavirus. With photographer Giles Price, environmental writer Fred Pearce and BBC journalist Ed Butler.
The Frontline Club host a screening and panel talk on this powerful and shocking investigation from BBC News Arabic into an online slave market enabled by the big tech companies of Silicon Valley.
For decades, the question has haunted the Arab and Muslim world, heard across Iran and Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and in the author’s home country of Lebanon. Was it always so? When did the extremism, intolerance and bloodletting of today displace the region’s cultural promise and diversity?
The Frontline Club and Women In Journalism present this special screening of Bombshell, and a panel discussion, including Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Kay Burley and Eleanor Mills.
Leading journalists gather at The Frontline Club to discuss what the implications of the upcoming Assange extradition trial are for both press freedom and freedom of speech.
Join Akhmed 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 Zakaev’s recent book, Subjugate or Exterminate!: A Memoir of Russia’s Wars in Chechnya.
The Frontline Club hosts this special advanced screening of this new documentary from BBC Storyville, which follows the rise of powerful cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who is on a mission to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, against a backdrop of elections. Followed by discussion with director Mohammed Ali Naqvi, exec producer Fiona Stourton, and Dr Farzana Shaikh, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and a specialist on Pakistan. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab will moderate.
From award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Generation Wealth) and producer Frank Evers comes The Kingmaker, centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos. With intimate access to the Marcos family, witness their improbable return to power in the Philippines.
Join Vincent Cochetel, Special Envoy of the UNHCR for the Central Mediterranean situation, in conversation with Tom MacLeod, of Sky News and BBC World Service, where he will be discussing the latest issues impacting the refugee crisis, as well as recounting his own experience of being held hostage for 317 days.
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.
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.
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. Chaired by BBC Newsnight’s International Editor, Gabriel Gatehouse.
In association with Humanade, The Frontline Club host this special daytime event on the Julian Assange case, which aims to leave the mudslinging and finger-pointing behind, and provide a forum for a fresh look at the facts and a sober discussion on the generic legal, policy and reputational implications of this case.
Guardian journalist Amelia Gentleman joins historian and social justice campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE at the Frontline Club to discuss the still-ongoing Windrush scandal – from its causes, to its continuing human consequences, and its wider societal implications.
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.
American 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. Chaired by Lindsey Hilsum