Past Events and Screenings
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.
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.
With the UN declaring a Dramatic Climate Emergency and climate coverage moving up the mainstream news agenda, are editors now acknowledging the need for more urgent, widespread coverage of the climate crisis or is it just 2019’s hot topic? Journalist and broadcaster Lucy Siegle brings together leading editors, journalists and influencers to ask if this is the beginning of a bold new commitment to the climate crisis?
Last month, at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4’s highly respected Head of News and Current Affairs, delivered a funny, brutal and hard-hitting MacTaggart lecture that has been described as a clarion call for broadcast journalism to step up to the plate at a time when national and international democracy is being undermined. Join Dorothy Byrne and Jodie Ginsberg in conversation in what promises to be a hard-hitting, honest and illuminating discussion.
Join us for a special preview screening of feature documentary Meeting Gorbachev by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and Emmy Award winning Director, André Singer ahead of its UK release in October.
Ivor Prickett’s book End of the Caliphate is the result of months spent on the ground in Iraq and Syria between 2016 and 2018 photographing the battle to defeat ISIS. Working exclusively for the New York Times, Ivor was often embedded with Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish forces as he documented both the fighting and its toll on the civilian population and urban landscape.
Join us in Pippingford Park, East Sussex at the world’s first festival for independent journalism and freedom of speech – to debate, discuss, dance, laugh, and change the world. Frontline will be running a specially curated series of talks and documentary screenings exploring this year’s key festival themes: Defending Democracy and The Power of Journalism.
Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, award-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold joins us to talk about her 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which explores the devastating effects of fracking on a small town in Pennsylvania through the eyes of one of its residents.
The Messenger, written by former investigative reporter Shiv Malik, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist.
Join us for a special Director’s Screening of award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert’s latest, highly acclaimed documentary One Day In Gaza, followed by Olly in conversation with Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC Newsnight’s International Editor. Over the last 20 years, Olly has created a body of work that often combines journalistic rigour with powerful documentary storytelling, making films that […]