Event Details

For International Women's Day, Frontline Club presents "Captive', a powerful film about the personal journey of surviving the physical and psychological pain and trauma of captivity and the toll conflict takes on women and girls.

Filmed over four years and several high-risk trips into north eastern Nigeria, writer and director Mellissa Fung meets several brave young women who have escaped imprisonment by Boko Haram and who are now trying to rebuild their lives.

Through their struggles, Fung comes to terms with her own past, confronting the deep trauma she thought she had long buried.

Watch the trailer here


  • Charlotte Eagar (Journalist/Moderator)

    Charlotte Eagar


    Charlotte Eagar is British journalist, filmmaker, novelist and communications consultant. She is co-producer and co-founder of the Trojan Women Project, a combined drama therapy and multi-media strategic communications project for Syrian refugees.

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  • Mellissa Fung (Film Director)

    Mellissa Fung

    Film Director

    Mellissa Fung is a veteran journalist, best-selling author, filmmaker, and director. She has traveled the world producing original documentaries for Al-Jazeera International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and other media outlets. She covered the war in Afghanistan for the CBC, leading to her best-selling first book, Under an Afghan Sky, which chronicles her experience as a hostage after she was kidnapped while on assignment in Kabul in 2008.
    Over the last several years, Fung has focused on human rights reporting, returning to Afghanistan several times to continue reporting on the challenges that continue to exist there, particularly for women and children.

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  • Fatima Akilu (Psychologist)

    Fatima Akilu


    Fatima Akilu is a Nigerian Muslim psychologist, author, educator, former government official, education advocate and public speaker in the areas of preventing and countering violent extremism and counter-terrorism.

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General Admission

These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants you access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London.

Standard Price £15
Member Ticket

These are available to full paying members only the nominal £5 fee is redeemable for a drink voucher on the evening.

Primary Member Price £5

Grants you access to the Club for the evening.
Please bring a valid student ID with you, to show at reception, otherwise you may be refused entry.

Standard Price £10