Past Events and Screenings
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
Richard Ladkani’s riveting documentary ventures into the front line of efforts to save the planet’s most endangered sea mammal. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish – the “cocaine of the sea” – in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on earth, the vaquita porpoise.
After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, pieced together by Channel 4’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman. He talks at the Frontline Club to Ian Black.
Audiotape interviews with Christine Keeler and her friend Mandy Rice-Davies, that have remained secret for more than 35 years, will be broadcast for the first time in BBC Two’s “Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me.”
Presented by former Panorama journalist Tom Mangold, who covered the story while he was a reporter on Fleet Street, this film contains an inside account of the last hours of Dr Stephen Ward, the osteopath and portrait artist who introduced Christine Keeler to John Profumo.
One of the murkiest mysteries of December’s general election campaign was the contents of the report on Russian interference in British democracy that Boris Johnson decided to suppress. Speculation was rife about its contents and, right now, we still don’t know what they were. So what is Britain’s Russia problem? And how do we solve it? Kleptoscope returns to discuss these important questions, which will be at the top of the in-tray for our government through Brexit and beyond.
From Director Richard Parry (‘Shooting Robert King’, ‘BASE’) this newly-released feature documentary tells the story of a father’s epic struggle to reach his son in the UK. Kais, a 30-year old Tunisian arrives in France’s notorious Calais Jungle with nothing more than the shirt on his back. Over sixteen months, the film charts his mounting […]
We welcome and call on Freelancers to join us in January 2020 with a networking session in the Frontline Club.
Tickets are first come first serve and come with a complimentary glass of wine.
More details to follow.
To mark the start of a new decade, Frontline brings together a panel of experts to discuss the future of Hong Kong, recent dramatic events involving Iran, the continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and other unfolding stories around the world. What are the common threads which tie them together? Are we headed for more unrest in 2020 and the decade ahead?
Antibiotic resistance, known officially as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), is killing 700,000 people a year and is predicted to cost 10 million lives annually by 2050. By any metric, this is an international health crisis, albeit one that is taking place in slow-motion. Times journalist David Aaronovitch – whose life was saved by antibiotics after a routine operation went catastrophically wrong – talks to leading journalists and scientists to find out how we can shift the narrative around AMR in order to affect real change, rather than just more words.
War, political unrest and human suffering are unlikely subjects of comic books. Despite this, graphic novels depicting these realities have become increasingly popular, telling difficult stories to new audiences. Inspired by Benjamin Dix’s personal experience of working in Sri Lanka for the UN during the war, VANNI, draws upon over four years of meticulous research – including first-hand interviews, references from official reports and cross-referencing with experts in the field.
Frontline Freelance Register are hosting a Christmas luncheon for reporters, news, film, documentary & media professionals. Tickets include a three-course lunch in one of the club rooms for £25.
Ahead of its UK release, Frontline Club members and supporters are invited to a special preview screening + Q&A of Feras Fayyad’s powerful new documentary, The Cave, which tells the harrowing true story of an underground Syrian hospital and its extraordinary staff.
In a time of scandal and division, the Frontline Club examines the role of investigative journalism in today’s media. Is investigative journalism landing its punches and how does long-form journalism work in the face of the increasingly reduced attention span? What sort of journalism leads to change, and what has little impact? Join us for a lively discussion with a great panel.
Filmed over six years, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.
Join us for a special preview screening of Kim Longinotto’s latest feature documentary SHOOTING THE MAFIA about Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia ahead of its UK release. Followed by Kim in conversation.
In today’s image-saturated culture, what is the purpose behind taking and showing images of war and crisis? Looking at some of the themes explored in Lauren Walsh’s new book, “Conversations on Conflict Photography”, we speak to award-winning photographers and leading photo editors about their experiences.
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 […]