The Frontline Club is hosting a fascinating month of events, starting with a film screening and discussion about Syria.
Tuesday 12 April, 19:00 | Insight with Zaina Erham: Syria’s Rebellious Women
We’re delighted to host a film screening and discussion with award-winning Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, co-presented with Index on Censorship and IWPR. This event will feature screenings of Zaina‘s short films from the series Syria’s Rebellious Women, as well as a Q&A with Zaina who is in London as one of the finalists in the Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Awards 2016.
Thursday 21 April, 19:00 | Cinema for Peace Screening: Watchers of the Sky + Q&A
With his provocative question, “why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?”, Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Problem From Hell, this multi-faceted documentary interweaves Raphael Lemkin’s struggle with the courageous efforts of four individuals keeping his legacy alive. Alternating live interviews with rare archival footage and striking animation, Watchers of the Sky illuminates the compassion and bravery of these humanitarians and powerfully demonstrates the ability of global activism to give a voice to the silent victims of genocide.
Friday 22 April, 19:00 | #NotACrime Campaign – Film Screening + Discussion
This screening will be followed by a discussion with journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari and spokesperson for Baha’is of the UK Padideh Sabeti. To Light A Candle is a film by journalist Maziar Bahari, author of Then They Came for Me, focusing on the Baha’is of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution. The Baha’is are Iran’s largest religious minority. Persecuted because of their faith, they are barred from teaching and studying at University. In 2015 the To Light a Candle sparked the global Education Is Not A Crime campaign for universal access to higher education.