Past Events and Screenings
Join us for the first of 2 nights of the Frontline Club and Byline Festival’s New York Event for a film screening of MOSUL on 6th November 7pm. The event will be at the Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451. This will be followed by a reception and a Q&A with film directors Olivier Sarbil and James Jones in conversation with Marcia Biggs.
We are delighted to invite you to the Frontline Club Awards ceremony, an essential event celebrating our colleagues and peers for their integrity, courage and independent spirit. We are honoured to have the keynote speech this year delivered by Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director at Human Rights Watch.
The Frontline Club will be screening a new BBC documentary on Yemen, having gained unprecedented access to the country, journalist Nawal Al-Maghafi and her team document the horrific famine and cholera epidemic that have led to 16 million people – two-thirds of the population – to be in need of humanitarian assistance . There will be a panel discussion on the ensuing crisis, what has caused it, and why there is a lack on international condemnation on the war.
Join our panel of experts to discuss what will happen next for the region as the events unfold.
UNBROKEN made its debut as a theatre ‘mini-festival’, produced by Shadow Road – a small company with an enduring interest in mental health – at Theatre503 on World Mental Health Day last October. The 2016 festival sold out and the feedback was fantastic so this year it is returning, with some practical workshops, a literary event, and the staged reading of a powerful play about adolescent mental health by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor having been added to the art exhibitions, live music, new writing, original choreography and panel discussions that proved such a hit last year.
The Frontline Club will screen a short documentary, made by journalist Shafiur Rahman on the current crisis, followed by a panel discussion on the ongoing atrocities that are afflicting the region. The documentary focuses on Rohingya women refugees uses harrowing footage from the border with Myanmar as well as devastating testimony from Rohingya refugees. The panel will further help to decipher whether this is an ethno-religious conflict or something more?
Our panel discuss with unique insight the dark world of the ivory trade. In 2016, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) embarked on a yearlong undercover investigation into the murky world of ivory trafficking in Mozambique in Africa. These investigations revealed a Chinese-led criminal syndicate which for over two decades has been trafficking ivory from Africa to Shuidong, their hometown in southern China. The traffickers claimed that up to 80 per cent of all African elephant tusks were destined for Shuidong town.
Since President Xi Jin Ping came to power 4 years ago, hundreds of Chinese citizens have vanished on the orders of the Communist government, under the guise of anti-corruption leads. These are frequently followed by public confessions from high-profile figures. The Frontline Club, in partnership with Christian Solidarity Worldwide will be hosting Grace Gao, and Angela Gui as part of a panel discussion to share their personal experiences of the mysterious disappearances of both of their activist fathers.
What is the emotional toll on journalists reporting on an event as severe as the refugee crisis? How does this impact their work and what are news institutions doing to protect the mental stability of their employees out on the field? The Frontline Club will be hosting an evening of discussion regarding a report released by the INSI, the first of its kind, looking into the link between the media and moral injury.
The Al Qaeda resurgence – how Osama bin Laden’s family survived after 9/11 and how his followers have rebuilt the terrorist organisation
Join us for an evening of conversation with journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levey to discuss their new book: The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda In Flight and the recent resurgence of the terror group, as Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza is expected to take over the terrorist organisation.
Godfrey Mwampembwa, a.k.a Gado is a renowned political cartoonist. He joins us to discuss politics and the role of satire in Africa in conversation with Professor Nic Cheeseman. Presenting a range of his work, there will be a particular focus on speaking truth to power and the build up to, rejection of, and subsequent re-running of the Kenyan presidential elections of 2017.
The Frontline Club will be screening MOSUL, a new film by Olivier Sarbil and James Jones followed by a Q&A with Olivier and James. In October 2016, an elite team of Iraqi Special Forces was tasked with leading the fight to defeat ISIS in Mosul. It was the beginning of a brutal battle of attrition […]
The documentary reveals the extraordinary scale of people smuggling across sub-saharan Africa – a multi billion pound industry described by some as a new “slave trade”.
As the EU desperately tries to cut the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, reporter Benjamin Zand (Winner of RTS young journalist of the year) and producer Joshua Baker (The Battle For Mosul) investigate how hundreds of millions of Euros of EU funding is being spent– and asks if EU efforts to tackle the smugglers could be leaving some migrants in an ever more dangerous limbo.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Agreement, The Frontline Club will be hosting an evening of discussion, exploration and analysis into the significance and impact of this document in the shaping of the Middle East, from 1917 to present.
When people think of diaspora populations, their first thought tends to be of refugee populations, the migrant crisis, and communities fleeing conflict as a result of what’s reported in the media. However, this is only part of the story. Often these scattered populations across the globe continue to have an enormous impact on their homelands. The European Research Council has sponsored 5 years of extensive research and close to 500 first-hand interviews of displaced peoples in Europe, and what influences and impacts they continue to have on their homelands.
With the independence referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan set for 25th September 2017, The Frontline Club will be hosting a film screening night along with a Q&A with the makers of the film to discuss the possible outcomes.
The Mediterranean Growth Initiative and the International Crisis Group will be hosting an event at the Frontline Club. The panel will explore how the economics of conflict could and is causing a crisis in the region, and how this should serve as a bellwether for the rest of the Union.
We see mafias as vast, powerful organisations, harvesting billions of dollars across the globe and wrapping their tentacles around everything from governance to finance. But is this the truth? Travelling from mafia initiation ceremonies in far-flung Russian cities to elite gambling clubs in downtown Macau, Federico Varese sets off in search of answers. Using wiretapped conversations, interviews and previously unpublished police records, he builds up a picture of the real men and women caught up in mafia life, showing their loves and fears, ambitions and disappointments, as well as their crimes.
Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean -they are the surfers of Gaza.
The Frontline Club’s regular Kleptoscope evening asks one of the capital’s most pressing political questions: Who Really Owns London? Hosted as usual by investigative journalist Oliver Bullough, the evening will hear the latest research, analysis and insights into the offshore ownership of property, and its use for money laundering and as a store of value. Is the use of London housing as an asset class by the global mega-rich pricing the rest of us out of our own city? And is it even our city anymore?