Past Events and Screenings
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 […]
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.