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The Alt-Right in Global Politics

12/11/2017
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The so-called Alt-Right – a term recently added to the Merriam Webster dictionary – have been described as a disparate group of provocateurs that hate political correctness and love Donald Trump. Their critics say they’re nothing but bigoted white nationalists who amplify fake news and disrupt global elections. Using fringe social media platforms like 4chan, an anarchic and anonymous message board, and automated accounts on Twitter, they have been credited with rallying support for Donald...

Duration: 01:32:58


Screening: Gaucho: The Last Cowboys of Patagonia

11/27/2017
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A Q&A with the film makers Josh Bullock and Tom Martienssen in conversation with writer and broadcast journalist Simon Parker. Josh and Tom discuss their new film, Gaucho: the Last Cowboys of Patagonia. GAUCHO is an evocation of a dying way of life and a portrait of a true original, Heraldo Rial, an eighty-year-old cattle rancher who embodies the traditional ranching culture of his Patagonian ancestors. ‘Gauchos’ are proud, self-reliant cowboys living on the edge of the known world in an...

Duration: 00:50:38


The Fight for Catalan Independence

11/21/2017
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On Monday 1st October the Catalonian Government claimed that 90% of those who voted in their referendum, chose to split from Spain. 2.26 million Catalans out of a population of 5.34 million voters turned out to take part in this highly controversial vote. Join our panel of experts to discuss what will happen next for the region as the events unfold. Please note that Raphael Minder joined the debate via skype. Due to poor audio quality his words have been removed from this recording. Chair...

Duration: 00:55:49


Tusk Traffickers – inside the illegal ivory trade

11/12/2017
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Surprising many, and putting other countries to shame, China has taken significant steps to close its legal domestic ivory market in the past year. This is a positive move by a country with one of the biggest ivory markets in the world. However, there remain serious issues surrounding the ongoing involvement of Chinese criminal syndicates in the illegal ivory trade, which remains the main threat to Africa’s elephants. In 2016, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) embarked on a yearlong...

Duration: 00:54:34


Disappearing Acts. Meet The Families at the Forefront of China’s Human Rights Violations.

11/10/2017
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Since President Xi Jin Ping came to power 4 years ago, hundreds of Chinese citizens have vanished on the orders of the Communist government, under the guise of anti-corruption leads. These are frequently followed by public confessions from high-profile figures. The Frontline Club, in partnership with Christian Solidarity Worldwide hosted Grace Gao, and Angela Gui as part of a panel discussion to share their personal experiences of the mysterious disappearances of both their activist...

Duration: 01:15:21


The Rohingya People: "A Slow Burning Genocide"

10/29/2017
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Event Description and Speaker Bios: https://www.frontlineclub.com/the-rohingya-people-a-slow-burning-genocide/ Programme Notes: 04:40 2015 Rohingya Report http://statecrime.org/data/2015/10/ISCI-Rohingya-Report-PUBLISHED-VERSION.pdf 07:20 2016 - United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/MM/FlashReport3Feb2017.pdf 08:40 Wikipedia - Burmese Way to Socialism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_Way_to_Socialism 09:40 Wikipedia -...

Duration: 00:55:24


Satire and Politics in Africa: The 2017 Kenya elections and other stories

10/24/2017
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Godfrey Mwampembwa, a.k.a Gado is a renowned political cartoonist. He joined us to discuss politics and the role of satire in Africa in conversation with Professor Nic Cheeseman. Presenting a range of his work, there will be a particular focus on speaking truth to power and the build up to, rejection of, and subsequent re-running of the Kenyan presidential elections of 2017. Godfrey Mwampembwa, is a renowned political cartoonist. Originally from Tanzania, Gado has lived and worked as an...

Duration: 01:43:50


Mafia Life: Love, Death and Making Money at the Heart of Organised Crime

10/20/2017
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We see mafias as vast, powerful organisations, harvesting billions of dollars across the globe and wrapping their tentacles around everything from governance to finance. But is this the truth? Travelling from mafia initiation ceremonies in far-flung Russian cities to elite gambling clubs in downtown Macau, Federico Varese sets off in search of answers. Using wiretapped conversations, interviews and previously unpublished police records, he builds up a picture of the real men and women...

Duration: 00:44:53


Partner Event: The Mediterranean, Europe’s Frontline with Africa

10/6/2017
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From Southern Europe, to North Africa via the Levant, the mediterranean plays an important role in geopolitics. It’s political and economic insecurities have far reaching consequences for neighbours in Europe and Africa, as migration, demographic booms and corruption affect the region. Inequality has played a role in and worsened current crises such as migration and extremism. The EU is trying to invest in sub saharan africa to deincentivise economic migrants. The evening was organised by...

Duration: 01:16:00


Screening: No Friends But the Mountains + Q&A

10/2/2017
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Before the independence referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan on the 26th September 2017, The Frontline Club hosted a film screening of No Friends But the Mountains along with a Q&A with the makers of the film to discuss the possible outcomes. No Friends But the Mountains is an insightful personal tale from Kae Bahar, a Kurdish asylum seeker who explains how many wars and the ever growing refugee exodus from the Middle East are fuelling the call for an independent Kurdistan. Kae himself endured...

Duration: 01:00:20


Film Q&A: Transgender Short Film Screening: Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin

9/24/2017
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The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul – Andy Hayward. The number of transphobic related murders in Turkey is one of the highest in Europe. Hayward explores the world of trans sex workers in Istanbul who share with him their day-to-day experiences, intimate thoughts and emotions against a backdrop of prejudice and violence. Watch the trailer for The Trans Sex Workers of Istanbul here: https://vimeo.com/218785390 Run Time: 22 mins Sununú: The Revolution of Love – Olivia Crellin. Fernando Machado...

Duration: 00:39:06


Film Q&A: Gaza Surf Club

9/16/2017
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Gaza – A strip of land with a population of 1.7 million citizens, wedged between Israel and Egypt and isolated from the outside world. 26 miles of coastline with a harbour that no longer services ships. Hardly anything gets into Gaza and even less gets out. The young generation is growing up with very little perspective – occupied and jobless. But against this background there is a small movement. Our protagonists are part of the surf community of Gaza City. Round about 40 surfboards have...

Duration: 00:26:35


Screening: City Of Ghosts with director Matthew Heineman and Paul Conroy

9/15/2017
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City of Ghosts is a film about the war in Syria and particularly the fight against ISIS. Nation states, state sponsored and independent militias have all waged war against the group for years in the physical realm but there’s another theatre of war that’s less bombastic, equally draining and with the same terrible consequences. It’s a war of ideas and those ideas are largely disseminated online. City of Ghosts follows the journey of a handful of anonymous activists who created and ran...

Duration: 00:43:02


Guillaume Bonn in Conversation with Jon Lee Anderson: Life Along the Mosquito Coast

9/7/2017
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The great Africa photographer Guillaume Bonn discusses his new book The Mosquito Coast: Travels from Maputo to Mogadishu with Jon Lee Anderson, his old friend, fellow African traveller and a staff writer for The New Yorker. “For many years I have been trying to come to terms with the changes that are transforming Africa into a place that is far removed from the familiar, comfortable Africa I knew as a child.” Guillaume Bonn writes in the introduction to ‘Mosquito Coast.’ Bonn was born in...

Duration: 01:06:19


War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry

8/24/2017
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What happens if the psychiatric hospital in which you have lived for ten years is bombed and all the staff run away? What is it like to be a twelve-year-old and see all your family killed in front of you? Is it true that almost everyone caught up in a disaster is likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? Dr Lynne Jones has been a psychiatrist working in conflict zones for over 20 years. From treating soldiers in the Bosnian war, to attending to families affected by the Haitian...

Duration: 00:57:51


Sea Of Pictures

8/24/2017
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Sea of Pictures is a documentary that supports this work. The film focuses on the image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, who was found drowned on a beach in Turkey while trying to reach Europe with his family. This image went viral and became a symbol of the refugee crisis and the widespread international apathy up until that point. His image was seen on newspapers across the globe. But how as a media outlet do you choose which pictures to show to the public? What are the ethics surrounding...

Duration: 00:35:44


11 8 2017 - On The Ground At Grenfell

8/23/2017
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It’s been nearly 2 months since the Grenfell Tower fire. In this time 9 survivors, local residents and volunteers have felt compelled to make a film to dispel the public’s fear from the Lancaster West community and reveal the deep impact this has had on them as people. The media has covered the story in ways that the local community are not satisfied with, the evening will touch in the disparity between eye witness accounts and the reporting of events as they unfold on national media as...

Duration: 00:59:23


Screening: Goodbye Aleppo + Q&A

8/11/2017
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‘Goodbye Aleppo’ is a documentary about a team of four young citizen journalists who film themselves and each other as the battle for Aleppo rages around them in December 2016. They show us what daily life is like in the last days in the east of the city, as the Syrian Army, the Russian and Iran armies, and Iran-backed militias gradually take the city from opposition fighters. The team film in extremely dangerous and life-threatening situations, trapped, bombarded, and encircled with the...

Duration: 00:37:36


17 07 2017- The Case For Al Jazeera

7/23/2017
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The recent call for the closure of Al Jazeera has been a wake up call for the world of journalism. With one of the largest Arab journalistic voices under threat, we hope you'll listen to this panel discussion on these recent events in Qatar, and the wider consequences for the future of journalism on a global scale. This recording explores how the media outlet is being used as a bargaining chip in an ongoing geopolitical struggle, and the controversies surrounding the Arabic network. Is...

Duration: 00:47:48


22 6 2017 - Kleptoscope 5 - Show Me The Money

7/16/2017
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Perhaps a trillion dollars are stolen every year by the rulers of the world’s poorest countries. Hundreds of billions of those dollars find their way into the West, where they buy real estate, luxury goods, fine art, yachts and more. Less than a cent from every stolen dollar is ever returned to the peoples of the countries where the money was stolen. Kleptoscope 5 looks at this under-acknowledged economic catastrophe, and asks why it is so hard to recover assets stolen by kleptocrats. And...

Duration: 00:48:20

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