FULLY BOOKED: Dinner Screening: Blood Trail

Talk Thursday 30th April, 2009

For one evening only we proudly present an exclusive screening of the feature length documentary, Blood Trail. Made over 15 years by club founders Vaughan Smith and Richard Parry the film is an intimate journey with war photographer Robert King, following his ambition to win the Pullitzer Prize for photography in the most dangerous warzones of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Blood Trail has been a hit on the international festival circuit (Toronto, Sheffield, South by Southwest, True/False) and be released later in 2009.


Prior to the screening our panel will briefly discuss the challenges of war reporting and provide context for the documentary. After the film, a three course dinner will be served and our panelists will rotate tables to talk more about the film and reporting from hazardous parts of the world.

There are 58 places available for this event each priced at £50 including a three course meal with wine.

Please call 020 7479 8940 for reservations.

‘Completely blown away by it. It’s beautifully put together, and by far the best war doc I have seen … It’s beautifully constructed with the reveal of his wife and son at the end, and his development as a character works so well. I dread to think of the work and time that went into it but it is a brilliant film…’

Nick Broomfield, Filmmaker.

‘Following the progress of photographer Robert King from hapless hopeful to hardened hack, this gripping chronicle of the wars of the last two decades manages to be funny, shocking and an uncomfortable insight into the lives of war correspondents. I loved it!’

Christina Lamb, Author and war reporter

‘The innocent, the naive, the kind, the clumsy – none of these people live long in war. Which makes Robert King’s survival all the more surprising, and this film all the more remarkable. Listen carefully to the story of this dirty faced angel from Tennessee. Then have him shot at dawn. The world is too ugly to allow such honesty to live.’

Anthony Loyd, Author and war reporter