Cold War 2.0: The Troika of Tyranny
To discuss increasing international tensions around the so-called ‘Troika of Tyranny’ – and the prospect of Cold War 2.0 in the region – reporter Frontline Club Trustee Jon Lee Anderson is joined by Financial Times correspondent Andres Schipani and Arturo Wallace of BBC Mundo.
Insight with Ioan Grillo – Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America
While the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, seems to have captured the attention of Hollywood – meeting with actor Sean Penn before his recent recapture – there is a brutal reality to the war on drugs that we don’t see in the Hollywood interpretation. Ioan Grillo, author of the critically acclaimed El Narco who has covered Latin America since 2001, will be joining us to share what he has discovered – a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiralled out of control and urgently needs to be confronted.
Tackling Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban
By Amy McConaghy On Monday 30 March the Frontline Club hosted a screening of A Quiet Inquisition, followed by an insightful discussion with director Alessandra Zeka. Recently previewed at the London edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, A Quiet Inquisition has been described by the Huffington Post as a film that “every human rights […]
Screening: A Quiet Inquisition + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alessandra Zeka.
At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life. In A Quiet Inquisition, the emotional core of the story – the experiences of the young women and girls who are seeking care — illustrates the ethical implications of one doctor’s response.
Screening: Burden of Peace + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joey Boink.
Burden of Peace tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. Ravaged for years by a devastating civil war, in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, the country today is one of the most crime-ridden in the world. Paz y Paz starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had hitherto held to be impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide against the Mayan Indians.
The Heroic Tragedy: Who is Dayani Cristal?
By George Symonds “The Journey towards you Lord, is life. To set off is to die a little.” (The Migrants’ Prayer) On Monday 7 July 2014, the Frontline Club screened Who is Dayani Cristal? The film follows actor Gael García Bernal as he retraced the footsteps of a Honduran man found dead in the Arizonan […]
By Jim Treadway As cancer threatens Hugo Chavez’s life, an expert panel considered his legacy before a sold-out audience on 26 February. “He’s this wonderful presence [in person],” remarked Rory Carroll, who spent from 2006 t0 2012 in Caracas as The Guardian‘s chief correspondent for South America, and whose latest book Commandante profiles Chavez in depth.