documentary film

Monday 8th October 2018, 7:00 PM

When Lambs Become Lions

In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilise to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.


Tuesday 28th August 2018, 7:00 PM

The Ballymurphy Precedent + Q&A

Award-winning director Callum Macrae’s (No Fire Zone) new feature documentary tells the story of the death of eleven innocent people killed by the British Army on a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971, and the fight by their relatives and survivors to discover the truth.


Friday, 8th September, 2017 07:00 PM

Screening: Gaza Surf Club + Q&A

Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean -they are the surfers of Gaza.


Wednesday 26 July, 2017, 07:00 PM

Screening: Goodbye Aleppo + Q&A

‘Goodbye Aleppo’ is a documentary about a team of four young citizen journalists who film themselves and each other as the battle for Aleppo rages around them in December 2016. They show us what daily life is like in the last days of East Aleppo, as the Syrian Army, the Russian and Iran armies, and Iran-backed militias gradually take the city from opposition fighters.


May 27, 2015

Documenting Ukraine: The Curious Tale of a Handmade Country + Maidan Shorts

By Francis Churchill As part of the Documenting Ukraine festival held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May in partnership with Open City Docs and GRAD, the Frontline Club screened the UK premiere of Anthony Butts’ work in progress: The Curious Tale of a Handmade Country. With astonishing access, Butts followed and filmed Ukrainian rebels in the east of the country […]


Friday 16 January 2015, 7:00PM

Shorts at the Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of short documentaries, from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the many different faces of documentary filmmaking. The evening will include short stories capturing the essence of big issues, films showing life in other parts of the world under difficult or extraordinary circumstances, and stories focusing on one particular remarkable event or person.


November 18, 2014

When a lie masquerades as the truth – questions of documentary filmmaking

By Elliott Goat “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.” Janet Malcom, The Journalist and the Murderer Hosting a debate on the role of fiction/nonfiction in documentary storytelling, David Wilson, founder of True/False film festival, chaired a panel of past […]