Frontline Club selection
The Frontline Club is a gathering place for journalists, photographers, filmmakers and other likeminded people interested in international affairs and independent journalism. Whether it’s eating, drinking and conversation, or debate, training and film, the Frontline Club offers everything you could want from a media club. With its history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club has drawn together a diverse group of people who share a passion for current affairs.
Saturday 10 June
16:55 – 17:50
Komsu, Komsu! Huu!
Dir. Bingol Elmas, Turkey, 2015
Turkish with Eng. subs
Komsu, Komsu! Huu! explores the story of an old single floor house. The pink house is surrounded by her ex-residents on one side, and new neighbors on the other. We witness their feelings and views about each other, and their dreams for the city, all set against the backdrop of scenery from their windows.
Sunday 11 June
12:00 – 13:23
The Human Scale
Dir. Andreas Dalsgaard, Denmark, 2013
English or Danish, DK + UK subs
50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.
In partnership with Royal Danish Embassy in London
About the FrontlIne Club
Whether it’s eating, drinking and conversation, or debate, training and film, the Frontline Club offers everything you could want from a media club. With its history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club has drawn together a diverse group of people who share a passion for current affairs.
Set up by Vaughan Smith in 2003 in honour of colleagues at the Frontline News Television agency who died pursuing their work, the Frontline 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.