Night Will Fall: “Bearing witness to atrocity”
By Phoebe Hall On Tuesday 16 September, the Frontline Club hosted a preview screening of Night Will Fall, followed by an insightful Q&A with director André Singer and producer Sally Angel. The powerful film interweaves eyewitness testimony and original archive footage in order to chronicle the process of the filming, by American and British and Soviet […]
Kony and Uganda – Peace vs. Justice? Or a different conversation altogether?
By Jim Treadway On Monday 15th April, the Dutch Embassy and Time magazine partnered to co-organise a screening at the Frontline Club of Peace vs Justice: a documentary about the violence of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), particularly against children, in northern Uganda. An expert panel discussion followed.
Documenting the world through short films
By Joëlle Pouliot On March 14, the audience at the Frontline Club travelled around the globe through five short films. All documentaries were related to current affairs, but the styles of storytelling ranged from comedy and animation, to the more classical approach.
Screening: The Queen of Versailles + Q&A
With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles began as a documentary chronicling the excesses of America’s super-rich, but when in 2008 the global recession hit it became a disastrous riches to rags story. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lauren Greenfield.
#FCBBCA Israel and Iran: Countdown to war?
Join us to discuss what the future holds for relations between Iran, Israel and the US in the year ahead.
Screening: Park Avenue – Money, Power and the American Dream + Q&A
The American Dream poses an image of America that offers individual freedom and equal opportunity, but in recent years this has been tarnished.
Screening: The Choice 2012
At a time when the candidates are spending millions on TV advertising, director Michael Kirk puts President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney under the spotlight. In The Choice 2012 Kirk goes beyond the stories told by Obama and Romney themselves to discover what shaped them.
Mexico’s pretend war
Report by Nigel Wilson In the wake of Sunday’s election victory for the PRI led by Enrique Peña Nieto, a transatlantic panel of experts arrived at the Frontline Club on Tuesday to wrestle with the challenges facing Mexico in 2012. Peña Nieto, the telegenic new president with the telenovela wife, has inherited a state supposedly at […]
American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear
By Alan Selby A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic of a change in attitudes towards Islam, perhaps most notably in the country which bore witness to the infamous attacks that day. Popular opinion has shifted, and the land of the free has become an increasingly […]
THIRD PARTY SCREENING: American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear
ORGANISED BY BBC PERSIAN
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ten years after 9/11 and a year before what are likely to prove deeply divisive Presidential elections, BBC Global News sent a combined team from BBC Persian and BBC Arabic TV on an epic road trip across the USA to find out what it is like to be a Muslim in America today. America’s complicated relationship with Islam is examined through the eyes of two reporters – Karen Zarindast who grew up in Iran and Samir Farah who grew up in Lebanon.
FULLY BOOKED Screening: U.N. Me
In a film that exposes incompetence and corruption at the heart of the UN, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff charge an organisation with failing its founding ideals. U.N. Me is a harrowing and dark exploration of how the world’s foremost humanitarian organisation has become a clubhouse for dictators, thugs, and tyrants.
Blogging backlash against proposal to escalate confrontation with Iran
Earlier this month bloggers rounded on a column written in the Washington Post which suggested that Barack Obama could revive the United States’ flagging economy by ramping up tensions with Iran. In an article in the Washington Post on 31 October, David Broder wrote that the President could "spend much of 2011 and 2012 orchestrating […]
A look into the US midterm election results
By: Anne Elica ño The American Republican party won a majority of Congress seats in the midterm elections. In a discussion at the Frontline Club last night, BBC Radio 4’s Broadasting House Paddy O’Connell asked Bill Barnard (chair of Democrats Abroad UK), Tom Grant (chair of Republicans Abroad UK) and Felicity Spector (American politics expert […]
As anti-American hysteria of official Baku reaches its climax these days, Steve LeVine brings back an old rumour – after nearly eight months with a ChargÃ© d’affaires, US has decided to appoint an ambassador to Baku.