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FrontLine Club -- Upcoming Events: May & June (London)

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All events take place at the FrontLine Club Protected content Place, W2 1QJ

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Insight with Alex de Waal: the Crisis in Darfur
Thu 22nd May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00 / Moderated by Nima Elbagir (Channel 4)
Alex de Waal, author of Darfur: a Short History of a Long War, talks about the history of Darfur, its conflicts, and what the future holds in store.

Screening: In Prison My Whole Life
Sun 25th May, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker William Francome, Director Marc Evans and Producer Livia Giuggioli Firth
Tickets booked for the original date of 28 April will be valid for this event
In Prison My Whole Life follows 25-year-old William Francome’s investigation into the arrest of Mumia Abu Jamal, famed death-row prisoner and award-winning Black Panther journalist.

Preview Screening and Discussion: Russia A Journey, with Jonathan Dimbleby
Tue 27th May, 7.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with Jonathan Dimbleby and Executive Producer George Carey and Director David Wallace, in conversation with tbc
To coincide with the landmark BBC series, Frontline Club presents a unique opportunity to preview Episode Four and hear the people behind the programme talk about the challenges of undertaking such a big project.

NEW: Media Talk - Inside Burma
Wed 28th May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
With Ashley South, author and Burmese expert and Michael Pan (BBC). Others TBC.
Frontline will pull together a panel of journalists, aid workers and country experts and try to get to the bottom of what is really going on in Burma. What is the situation in the worst affected areas and how much aid is actually getting through? And just what is the relationship between the military junta and the international community?

Screening: Colombia - Promises and Bullets
Sun 1st June, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with director Monica del Pilar Uribe Marin and Assistant Director Claudia Piccioni
Colombia is a country embroiled in a violent and bloody civil war, but what are the roots of this conflict and who should be held accountable? The media and the government state that guerrilla groups, particularly the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, are responsible for the violence and its social and economic costs. 'Colombia : Promises and Bullets' charts the history of Colombia 's war, from its humble origins to one of the most protracted and violent conflicts Latin America has ever seen.

In the picture with John Moore - Pakistan on the Brink
Mon 2nd June, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
In conversation with Christina Lamb (The Sunday Times, Foreign Affairs Reporter)
Followed by Q&A

John Moore has spent most of the last year photographing Pakistan’s slide into instability and in December Protected content one of the few photographers present at the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Tonight, for one night only, he presents his work and talks in the context of the events in Pakistan over the last twelve months.

Insight with Heidi Holland: Dinner with Mugabe
Tue 3rd June, 7.30pm Price: £7.00 / Moderated by Adam Roberts (The Economist)
At a time when the world waits anxiously to see what will happen next in Zimbabwe, Heidi Holland talks about her book which gets to grips with the man at the helm of a corrupt regime; the man behind the monster.

Screening: Living Goddess - Nepal
Sun 8th June, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with Director Ishbel Whitaker and Producer Marc Hawker
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
Living Goddess is an intricate piece of film making about child Gods and violent revolutions in Nepal, especially poignant given the recent tension in the country. Three girls worshipped as Living Gods play on toy mobile phones, in a secret world of Tantric ritual and blood sacrifice. Meanwhile a doomed, out of touch King gambles his throne in a last ditch attempt to hold on to power.

Preview Screening: Taxi to the Dark Side
Mon 9th June, 7.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with journalist and author of Guantanamo Files, Andy Worthington and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
Awarded Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars, Taxi to the Dark Side is a gripping investigation into the shocking mistreatment of United States’ prisoners of War held in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. It is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, who also made the Oscar nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Exclusive Screening: Recycle
Sun 15th June, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with director Mahmoud Al Massad
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
What makes a terrorist? Jordanian filmmaker Mahmoud Al Massad returns to Zarqa, his home town and the birthplace of Abu Musa al Zarqawi the brutal leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, in this stunningly acclaimed documentary that charts the daily life of a religious man in one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods.

Preview Screening: This is Our Country Too
Sun 22nd June, 4.30pm Price: £5.00 / Followed by Q&A with director Ishmahil Blagrove

Most of us have very little knowledge about the plight of Australia's Aboriginal people. Take away Cathy Freeman, the odd advertising campaign and the occasional adventure programme, and to the mainstream they do not exist. This is Our Country Too is a powerful expose of the hidden torment of a people fighting for equality, justice and survival.

Sneak Preview Screening: The Age of Stupid
Mon 30th June, 7.30pm Price: £5.00 / Followed by Q&A with director Franny Armstrong
"The Age Of Stupid" is the new cinema documentary from the Director of "McLibel" and the Producer of the Oscar-winning "One Day In September".

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Frontline is a media club that uniquely combines eating, drinking and thinking. A three-minute walk from Paddington Station, spread over three stripped wooden floors, it has a private clubroom for members, and a restaurant and forum space open to the public.

During the day, light streams through huge windows onto the exposed brickwork and photographic exhibitions in the loft-style restaurant and members’ room. At night the emphasis shifts to enlightenment through the Forum, with its screenings and discussions on media issues.
The Frontline Club is committed to social entrepreneurship - profits from the restaurant and efforts from Club members help the work of the Frontline Charitable Trust and its events programme.

history
The Frontline Club opened its doors soon after the Frontline Television News agency closed down.

Frontline TV was created over Christmas lunch in the midst of the chaos and confusion of the Romanian revolution. It went on to become a key player in the independent fringe of television newsgathering.

The Club was set up by the surviving members of the original team of maverick cameramen, and dedicated to the memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives gathering news and images from the world’s conflict zones.

This history is reflected throughout the building in our changing photographic exhibitions. The current War and Protest exhibition is made up of iconic black and white from some of the world’s finest photographers, including the legendary Robert Capa.

The Club quickly became a centre for a diverse group of people united by their passion for quality journalism and dedication to ensuring that stories that fade from headlines are kept in sharp focus. It exists to promote freedom of expression and support journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work.

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