Event Details

Frontline Club is hosting the screening of 'Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes' on the 36th anniversary of the accident.

The film tells the story of the disaster and its consequences entirely through extraordinary archive, shot at great risk in the weeks after the accident by a handful of cameramen given access to the plant. From a ten-year-old schoolboy to a Russian general, the film details how the lives of millions of people were transformed and how their memories of that fateful night and the aftermath have haunted them since.

In the aftermath of the disaster the Soviet Union remained silent, refusing to elaborate on the grim reality of the situation on the ground. The film shows how the cover-up that followed sparked unprecedented distrust in the authorities, which would eventually lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

We will be joined by filmmaker James Jones, Foreign Correspondent for Vice Isobel Yeung.

All ticket sales will be redirected to our 'Straight from the Frontline' campaign to support freelance journalists in the field in Ukraine.


  • Isobel Yeung (Moderator/Correspondent at Vice)

    Isobel Yeung

    Moderator/Correspondent at Vice

    Isobel Yeung is a British long-form documentary correspondent. She has covered a variety of stories concerning major global issues such as world conflicts, terrorism, mass detention and genocide. She has also reported on social issues in developing countries such as gender roles, women's rights, and mental health.

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  • James Jones (Film director)

    James Jones

    Film director


    James Jones is an Emmy-winning British director who makes documentary films for international television and theatrical release. He has made films about police shootings in America, the drugs war in the Philippines, suicide in the military, wars in Ukraine, Iraq, and Gaza, and riots in the UK. He is currently working on a series about Carlos Ghosn for Apple TV.
    James directed Chernobyl: The Lost tapes and is a Russian-speaker.

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  • Serhiy Solodko (Producer)

    Serhiy Solodko


    Serhiy Solodko is a Kyiv based media-researcher. He holds a PhD in sociology. He produced Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes.
    He will be joining online.

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In-house general admission ticket (Sold Out)

This in-person ticket grants you access to the Club and the event for the evening. All ticket sales will be redirected to our 'Straight from the Frontline' campaign to support freelance journalists in the field in Ukraine.

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
Concession ticket

This ticket is available for freelancers and students. Please bring proof of ID.

Standard Price £10