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FrontLine Club Events - July - August (London)

Hiya Kiddies - some great events coming up !

FYI the club is a charitable organisation.

All events are held at the FrontLine Clube Protected content Place, W2 1QJ

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Sneak Preview Screening: Car Bomb, A History with ex-CIA agent Robert Baer
Thu 17th July, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with ex-CIA agent Robert Baer and director Kevin Toolis
"The most shocking film you will ever see..."
Forget about nuclear missiles, the decisive weapon of the twentieth century is the car bomb. In his startling new film Car Bomb ex-CIA agent Robert Baer, whose life was depicted by George Clooney in the Oscar-winning movie Syriana, for the first time uncovers the history of this extraordinary weapon.

NEW Screening: Rebellion - The Litvinenko Case
Sun 20th July, 4.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by a Q&A with director Andrei Neksarov and director Olga Konskaya
The dark secrets of the Kremlin unravel in this story of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko poisoned in November Protected content London told in his own words and in interviews with his widow, his friends and his alleged killers. A story especially prescient given the recent leaks from MI5, which suggested that the assassination may have had approval from the Russian state.

Screening: Tortured Truth
Mon 21st July, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Christine Garabedian
Tortured Truths is the story of La Maison des Journalistes, a Parisian refuge for persecuted journalists from all over the world who have suffered torture, prison sentences and death threats because they dared to express themselves freely.

Media Talk: PMSCs - The Good, the Bad and the Unregulated
Tue 22nd July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
Chaired by Andrew North (BBC)
Andy Bearpark (British Association of Private Security Companies) / Protected content Geraghty (author and journalist) /
Adam Roberts (author of The Wonga Coup) / Ruth Tanner (War on Want)
In a world of shrinking defence budgets, smaller standing armies and increased threats from terrorism, the space for freelance soldiering is growing. Since 9/11, the number of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) has rocketed - in Iraq alone, there are now an estimated 180,000 private contractors, outnumbering serving military personnel. Since Protected content , the British government alone has spent an estimated £225 million on security contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NEW - Insight: Kate Summerscale on The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
Wed 23rd July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
In conversation with TBC
Join us for an evening with Kate Summerscale who talks about her prize-winning book - "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Or the Murder at Road Hill House" - which has just won the esteemed Samuel Johnson prize for nonfiction. The whodunnit tells the story of an Protected content child murder that baffled Scotland Yard's finest detectives and inspired writers including Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Preview Screening: Up the Yangtze
Thu 24th July, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Yung Chang
A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze — navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply is “The River.” The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history.
The Three Gorges Dam — contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle — provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a feature documentary on life inside the 21st century Chinese dream.

Screening: Hard Way Home
Sun 27th July, 4.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Paul Eedle
This event was originally scheduled for 20 July. All existing tickets purchased are valid for the new date
The collapse of Iraq into sectarian violence after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein drove more than four million Iraqis from their homes. Many of the country’s middle class are now refugees in Syria and Jordan. If these engineers, teachers, doctors and shop owners are not helped to survive in exile and eventually return to their homes, Iraq may never recover.

NEW: Insight - Five Writers on Zimbabwe
Tue 29th July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
Chaired by TBC
Lauren St John (author and journalist) / Georgina Godwin (writer and broadcaster) / Wilf Mbanga (The Zimbabwean) / Andrew Mutandwa (former press secretary to Mugabe)
With no solution in sight to the current crisis in Zimbabwe, we ask five Zimbabwean writers and journalists for their reflections on where their country is heading and what should be done. Will the violence against the civilian population stop? Do Zimbabwe's neighbors have any intention to try to curtail the Mugabe regime? How long can Mugabe continue to preside over such chaos and how are ordinary Zimbabweans surviving amid rampant inflation, shortages and political violence?

Insight with Andrew Mueller: I Wouldn't Start from Here
Wed 30th July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
In conversation with James Brabazon (film director)
I Wouldn't Start from Here is the result of Mueller's curiosity to go to some of the most troubled places on earth. An alternative guidebook to the modern world, with dispatches from Africa, Europe, America and the Middle East his book offers snapshots of civil wars, religious conflicts, terrorism and tyrannical dictatorships. He hangs out with the IRA, is arrested for espionage in Cameroon, goes on night patrol in Basra and has hundreds of enlightening (and less enlightening) encounters with the locals.

In the picture with Kit Fordham - Eastern Soul: Russia and the Balkans
Thu 31st July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
Photography presentation in conversation with tbc followed by Q&A
Hookers, mafia and oligarchs? Kit Fordham’s Eastern Soul project shatters the common Western stereotypes of a fractured and fractious Eastern Europe. This evening he will talk about his work, which seeks to show that the Orthodox Christian faith is, in fact, a key anchor in the lives of young and old alike while life around them changes inordinately.

Forgotten Season: Screening - Welcome to Hebron
Mon 4th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Terje Carlsson
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
Filmed during more than three years on location, Welcome to Hebron focuses on the life of determined 17 year-old Leila Sarsour and dispels western stereotypes, which often portray Arab women as weak and victimised.

Forgotten Season: Screening - Bolivia: Looking for the Revolution
Wed 6th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Rodrigo Vazquez
Director Rodrigo Vasquez’ film Looking for the Revolution runs between Protected content Protected content search of the socialist revolution that was abruptly halted with the murder of Che Guevara in Protected content , leaving the indigenous peoples’ dreams of freedom in tatters and forgotten by the outside world.

Forgotten Season: Screening - The Path of Most Resistance
Fri 8th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Gareth Keogh and producer Saeed Taji-Farouky
Fighting war is a grim business and with major operations ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US Army isn't keen to lose any of its recruits. But what happens when a soldier decides they can no longer fight? The Path of Most Resistance tackles the subject of conscientious objection by following two servicemen who applied for objector status. Only one was successful.

Forgotten Season: Screening - My Daughter The Terrorist
Mon 11th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Beate Arnestad
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission.
We share their childhood experiences, their dreams and their families’ loss. Left behind are the mothers and a population still coming to grips with life under a conflict largely overlooked by the rest of the world

Forgotten Season: Screening - A Story of People in War and Peace
Wed 13th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with executive director Peter Symes
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
A Story of People in War and Peace is an eloquent and emotional film about coping with war and its consequences, seen from the perspective of its participants.
The backdrop is the Nagorno Karabakh conflict - a vicious turfwar between Armenia and Azerbaijan that attracted some attention in the West before it was swiftly forgotten amidst the collapse of communism in Russia.

Forgotten Season: Screening - Andijan: A Massacre Foretold
Fri 15th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Michael Andersen
Andijan: A Massacre Foretold is a single narrative, investigative report into the relationship between the West and Uzbekistan, one of the US’ key allies in the War on Terror.
The relationship was called into question when Uzbek troops fired on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in the Eastern town of Andijan and began to cover the incident up.

Forgotten Season: Screening - Deserted: The Story of a Forgotten People
Mon 18th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by photography presentation and Q&A with director Anna Evans-Freke and Danielle Smith (founder of Sandblast Protected content
Deserted is a series of short films based on different encounters with the forgotten Saharawi people of Western Sahara – a territory in north-west Africa that is subject of a decades long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front.

Forgotten Season: Screening - The Other Side of the Country
Wed 20th August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by discussion
“What do you do when war engulfs you and your government says there is no war?”
Uganda is the setting and the population is the battleground in Catherine Hebert’s carefully conceived film, which shows what it means to live through a war carried out by rebels and played down and drawn out by a complicit government.

Forgotten Season: Screening - Juarez, City of Dreams
Fri 22nd August, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Followed by Q&A with director Alex Tweddle and cameraman James Buck
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
Situated across the Rio Grande from the US city of El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez is one of the largest border towns on earth with one million desperately poor and maligned inhabitants.
Documentary filmmaker Alex Tweddle and cameraman James Buck travel through the city to find out why people flock to the city and what life is like for those living in one of Mexico’s most violent and unstable cities.

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