Raw in War


At the Roundhouse, London

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)

Doors open: 7.30pm


Lorraine Jordan is a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter (born in Wales to Irish parents), with four albums and a new album to be released later this year. She tours Europe regularly and this is a special opportunity to see her in London performing new material from her forthcoming album, with profits from the gig going to RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) www.rawinwar.org. Many would remember Lorraine's amazing performance at the 2008 Anna Politkovskaya Award ceremony at the Frontline Club, when we honoured the courageous Afghan parliamentarian, Malalai Joya. Most recently, Lorraine Jordan supported RAW by helping us to make the 2012 Anna Politkovskaya Award film in honour of Marie Colvin, the London Times' journalist killed in Syria.

Lorraine will be appearing with her band: Steve Fletcher (piano), Mike Laversuch (bass), Yogi Jockusch (percussion). To listen to Lorraine's music go to: www.lorrainejordan.net

Emily Remembered - Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson two highly acclaimed jazz guitarists come together to celebrate the life and work of the great New York jazz guitarist Emily Remler and to support RAW in WAR.

To Book tickets: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/productions/lorraine-jordan

At the Roundhouse, London

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)

Doors open: 7.30pm 

Age restrictions: 14+ - under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Latecomers will be admitted throughout.

There is more information on RAW in WAR's facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/RAWinWAR

RAW in WAR to present two films at the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London PDF E-mail

RAW in WAR will be presenting two films in partnership with Human Rights Watch at this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival - The Patience Stone and My Afghanistan. 

To find out more information and to book tickets, please visit the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website here 


15 March 2013, 21:00 Curzon Cinema, Soho and 18 March 2013, 21:15 Ritzy Cinema, Brixton 

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What does it mean to be a woman in a world ruled by religion and violence? A poetic and politically charged allegory, The Patience Stone focuses on the plight of women ruled by archaic laws and traditions. In a war-torn neighbourhood in Afghanistan, a woman cares for her husband, who has been in a coma for over two weeks. Sitting in silence hour after hour, the woman takes the advice of her aunt and begins a onesided conversation with her comatose husband. For the first time in her life, she feels he is listening to her. And she begins to reflect on her life. Slowly but surely, the reflections become confessions. And we learn to what lengths a woman will go to avoid abandonment and rejection. Based on his 2008 novel of the same name, Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone reveals the complicated inner workings of one woman’s mind and her secret life in a world circumscribed by patriarchy and custom.

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2012. In Farsi with English subtitles. To watch the trailer click here.

Presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch and Womenkind Worldwide.



16 March 2013 19.00, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton and 17 March 2013 18:00 Curzon Cinema, Soho 

To buy tickets for either night please click here.


“The stories told are the Western soldiers’ stories. Not the stories of the civilians.” —Nagieb Khaja

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, travels to Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Because journalists are not able to move safely outside of the capital, contact with the civilian population in rural areas is almost impossible. But Khaja has a trick up his sleeve. He gives people living in outlying communities mobile phones equipped with cameras and asks them to film their daily lives, providing a rare glimpse into the war-torn existence of ordinary Afghans. We ride along with Hakl Sahab in his 70-year-old Jeep with no brakes, get hairstyling tips from Jurna Gulm, seek shelter from fire fights with Shukrullah, and watch farmer and widower Abdul Mohammed raise his four children alone. As the project progresses, it becomes clear how challenging it is to capture the difficult lives of women. Alternating between the participants’ scenes of daily life and Nagieb’s own experiences, My Afghanistan depicts a country where civilians are the greatest victims of the war, and Afghans struggle to live in the constant shadow of violence.

Official Selection Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2012. In Danish and Dari with English subtitles. For more information about the film click here.

Presented in partnership with Human Rights WatchAfghanaid and No women, no peace. 

Marie Colvin is the Winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2012 PDF E-mail

  2012 Award Film, additional interviews filmed by Lorraine Jordan and edited by Elislava Abadzhieva

  2011 Award Film, filmed by Justin Rhodes and Dimitry Borko | Edited by: Justin Rhodes (www.dokofilms.com)

Nobel Women's Initiative: US Journalist Marie Colvin receives 2012 Anna Politkovskaya Award PDF E-mail

11 October 2012

American journalist Marie Colvin is this year’s posthumous recipient of the Anna Politkovskaya Award. Marie reported on almost every major conflict in recent history, and was driven by her mission to bear witness to the suffering of civilians in conflict.

RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) annually presents the Anna Politkovskaya Award  to acknowledge the anniversary ofAnna Politkovskaya’s murder on 7th October 2006. The award is presented to a woman human rights defender from a conflict zone that stands up for victims of the conflict, often at great personal risk. Previous award winners include 2011 recipient Razan Zaitouneh, human rights lawyer & journalist (Syria) and Dr. Halima Bashir in 2010 (Darfur/ Sudan).

To read the article in full go to the Nobel Women's Initiative.

Novaya Gazeta: Special Edition honouring Anna Politkovskaya PDF E-mail

'From Anna Politkovskaya to Marie Colvin' by Razan Zaitouneh, 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award winner

'От Анны Политковской к Мари Колвин' - Разан Зeйтуне, Лауреат премии RAW in WAR имени Анны Политковской 2011 года

8 October 2012  

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