Looking ahead to screenings and talks at Frontline Club in August

August kicks off our summer Change Season, with talks and screenings focusing on the people and events that are changing the world. The season begins with Goodbye Mubarak, a portrait of people in Egypt prior to protests that erupted on 25 January and resulted in the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.  

Our season of screenings goes on to include a documentary on the ground-breaking work of three ‘violence interrupters’ who work in the crime-ridden streets of Chicago, and an exploration into the global economy and human toll of the ‘war’ on cocaineAn African Election analyses the lead-up to the dramatic 2008 presidential election in Ghana and The Truth That Wasn’t There offers an unprecedented view into the aftermath of the civil war in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009.

This year has seen dramatic events across the Middle East and North Africa and our talks in August will begin by examining the situation in Syria. Later in the month we will be bringing the focus back to the two countries, Tunisia and Egypt, where the Arab Spring first took hold and discussing what has changed since. As the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 approaches, we will be discussing the "War on Terror" and whether it is time that we reassess our involvement in the Arab world.

For "In the picture" we will joined by Toby Smith who recently spent two months in China documenting the country’s new attempts to address escalating energy and environmental problems.

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