Documentary

Friday 11 January 2013, 2.00PM-7.00PM

Workshop: Digital Bootcamp Deluxe

This lecture and workshop is designed to help filmmakers navigate the risks and opportunities afforded by the web. It covers best social media practice, building an audience before a film is completed, crowd funding, DIY distribution techniques and more.


November 14, 2012

Screening: Land Rush + Q&A

By Joëlle Pouliot On November 12, Land Rush was screened at The Frontline Club as part of a cross-media event entitled Why Poverty?, which uses films, online and TV, to get people talking about poverty. Land Rush explores the land appropriation debate in Mali.  75% of the population are small-scale traditional farmers who compete with […]


November 9, 2012

Call Me Kuchu – screening and directors Q&A session

Call Me Kuchu, a powerful and evocative documentary film about the human rights of Uganda’s gay and lesbian population, screened – with a following Q&A session – on 1 November at the Frontline Club.

David Kato, the most prominent leader for sexual equality rights in Uganda, is the focus of this extraordinary documentary filmed during the last year of his life – until his murder in January 2011.


October 31, 2012 7:30 PM

FULLY BOOKED THIRD PARTY EVENT: Unreported World – Reporting Social Change

This event is now fully booked but can be watched live here.


November 28, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

An evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics, Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and funny stories using different techniques.


October 23, 2012

Not Invisible: London Premiere of The Invisible War

By Lizzie Kendal On October 22 the Frontline Club hosted the London Premiere of The Invisible War, followed by a Q&A with Emmy-nominated producer Amy Ziering. The Invisible War explores the devastating emotional and physical effects of sexual assault within the US military. In the Q&A producer Amy Ziering, explained how the emotional side of […]


October 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: Gilad & All That Jazz + Q&A

Gilad Atzmon is a world renowned saxophonist, a well respected musician and a controversial public critic of Israel. In Giland and All that Jazz director Golriz Kolahi explores his music, ideas and motivations.


October 13, 2012

900 Days: myth and reality of the Leningrad blockade

By Lizzie Kendal  On Friday October 12, the Frontline Club hosted the UK Premiere of 900 Days, followed by a Q&A with director Jessica Gorter, and Anna Reid, author of Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44


September 24, 2012

Deadline Every Second: On the road with photojournalists

“I wanted to show the range that photojournalists do, and I wanted to somehow grasp the idea that they could be doing a basketball game in the afternoon and going to Haiti that night. I think it’s one of the most remarkable things that these people are able to do so many things and do […]


September 10, 2012

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and also funny stories in an evening filled with short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics.


September 10, 2012

Screening: The Suffering Grasses – Iara Lee

Director and activist Iara Lee’s new film The Suffering Grasses caused more than a stir at the Frontline Club on the 7th September. Returning to the very start of this protracted and continuing struggle – graffiti scrawled by children on a wall in Deraa – the 52 minute piece documented the conflict through the eyes […]


September 4, 2012

We Are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists

We Are Legion tracks the evolution of hacktivism from the ludicrous website 4chan- a mish-mash of memes, revolting images and heated discussions about Manga- through to the formation of Anonymous, which builds its backbone from declaring an international war on Scientology and gains it political purpose from Wikileaks and the battle for free information on the internet. Through interviews with hacktivists, scholars and the victims of hacking, we learn more about what motivates some members of this diverse group of young idealists.


September 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: We Are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists + Q&A

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and tells the story of how they evolved into groups such as Anonymous. Director Brian Knappenberger traces the birth of a powerful democratic online activism which in these rapidly changing times is beginning to make corporations and governments very nervous.


August 29, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Khodorkovsky

Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

Khodorkovsky takes an explosive look into the life of former titan of the Russian oil industry, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during his trial in Russia for an oligarchical rule of the market. After returning to his homeland from exile, Khodorkovsky is immediately arrested for challenging then President Putin, and a journey into the mind of one of Russia’s most powerful people begins.


August 22, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Restrepo


Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

In the most dangerous place in Afghanistan, the violently contested Korengal Valley, a platoon of fifteen American soldiers fight a seemingly endless war against an Al-Qaeda stronghold. Told through the voices of the soldiers themselves, Restrepo takes the viewer on a harrowing journey through the lives of the men serving abroad without the interjection of the vox populi usually heard on the news.


August 21, 2012

Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted

By Jonathan Couturier In the wake of the Kony 2012 campaign that went viral attracting more than 100 million viewers, for BBC Panorama, BAFTA-winning reporter Sorious Samura travelled to the frontline of the battle to bring Joseph Kony to justice. The result is an incisive and often shocking documentary that asks why, after more than two decades, has […]


August 20, 2012 8:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Screening – Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted 

Join us for a preview of BBC Panorama‘s Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted, followed by a Q&A with reporter Sorious Samura, Ron McCullagh of Insight News TV and producer Andrew Bell.

Somewhere in the vast, dense jungles of central Africa is hidden Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted men. In the wake of the infamous “Kony 2012” internet campaign to bring him to justice this year, BAFTA-winning reporter Sorious Samura investigates the myths surrounding Kony and travels to the front line of the fight to bring one of Africa’s most bizarre and brutal leaders to justice.


August 15, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Last Train Home

Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

Each year in China more than 130 million migrant workers travel home for the New Year’s holiday — the one time they’ll reunite with family all year. The mass exodus constitutes the world’s largest human migration. Amid this chaos, director Lixin Fan focuses on one couple, Changhua and Sugin Zhang, who embark upon a two-day journey to see their children.


August 8, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Out of the Ashes

Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

An inspirational documentary following the extraordinary quest of the Afghan cricket team to qualify for the 2011 World Cup. Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the remarkable journey of a team of young Afghans as they chase a seemingly impossible dream – shedding new light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation.


October 5, 2012 2:30 PM , lasting for Half Day days. £50 Standard, £40 Frontline Members & Shooting People. Number of places: 40.

Workshop: Digital Bootcamp

Digital Bootcamp is a master class designed to help you and your film navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.


August 18, 2012 10:00 AM , lasting for 2 days. £300 Full Price, £200 Freelance & Frontline Members

2 Day Workshop: Introduction to editing with Final Cut Pro X

FCP X works with new paradigms from tapeless workflows. This workshop will take you through this revolutionary new way of editing from start to finish.


August 1, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Shooting Robert King

Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

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.


July 20, 2012 10:00 AM

Workshop: Documentary Storytelling

This one day workshop in documentary storytelling seeks to bridge the gap between storytelling and documentary. It aims to teach filmmakers and editors the ways in which a strong and coherent story can be told through the power of film. This will not only elevate the standard of a documentary but also increase the impact of its message.


July 6, 2012 7:00 PM

Storyville Screening: Hitler, Stalin & Mr Jones

In the 1930’s Welsh journalist and foreign correspondent Gareth Jones’ greatest scoop was to reveal the starvation to death of millions in Ukraine, caused by Stalin’s policies. In the political reality of those days of competing ideologies there was a fine line between journalism and spying. Hitler, Stalin & Mr. Jones explores to what extent Jones’ own dual role may have contributed to his early death.


July 6, 2012

Storyville Sneak Preview Screening: Hitler, Stalin & Mr Jones

In the 1930’s Welsh journalist and foreign correspondent Gareth Jones’ greatest scoop was to reveal the starvation to death of millions in Ukraine, caused by Stalin’s policies. In the political reality of those days of competing ideologies there was a fine line between journalism and spying. Hitler, Stalin & Mr. Jones explores to what extent Jones’ own dual role may have contributed to his early death.


June 29, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: The Brussels Business

Brussels is the second biggest lobbying capital of the world. With the existence of a strong, well organised and deeply rooted lobby network directors Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert raise the question who really runs the European Union.


June 27, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Reflections with John Pilger

In association with BBC College of Journalism

Renowned investigative journalist, author and documentary film-maker John Pilger will be joining us in conversation with broadcaster, journalist and writer Charles Glass to look back on half a century of reporting from around the world.


June 22, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Screening: Five Broken Cameras

For the birth of his fourth son, Palestinian villager Emad Burnat bought his first camera and began filming as the separation barrier is being built in his village Bil’in.
Five cameras are broken – and the footage of each tells a different part of the story of his village’s non-violent resistance to the Israeli army.


June 21, 2012 6:20

External Screening at Curzon Soho: Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Tickets: Book online on the Curzon’s website.

What will a big corporation do in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredik Gertten personally experienced how far one was prepared to go in the aftermath of releasing his previous film Bananas!*. That first documentary follows the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers successfully brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. Just before Gertten left Sweden to attend the world premier of his film at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, the film is mysteriously removed from competition. 


June 20, 2012 7:00 PM

Masterclass with Fredrik Gertten: the dark side of PR and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten took on the multinational corporation Dole Food Company and it’s PR army and won. Upon the release of Gertten’s blockbuster documentary Bananas!*, which recounts the law suit 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against Dole, his tenacity and journalistic mettle were tested to their limits when he was hounded by Dole’s lawyers and PR firms.
Gertten will be at the Frontline Club to give a masterclass in filmmaking against the odds. He will give a detailed account of his ordeal and answer questions about his films and filmmaking in general.
Moderated by John Sweeney of the BBC’s Panorama.