Return to the Frontline
Wednesday 20 February 2013
6.30pm - 8.00pm
8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
In 2011, whilst embedded with the US army in Afghanistan, Giles Duley stepped on an IED – the explosion left him a triple amputee. Despite almost losing his life and spending the last 18 months undergoing a gruelling recovery process, Giles’s determination to help others has not been dented and he continues to work.
An upcoming Channel 4 documentary explores Giles’s inspirational story and follows his courageous return to Afghanistan to document civilians facing a life with injuries like his own, but who do not have the medical resources or prosthetic technology he has received.
Editor of The Observer John Mulholland, Kabul-based Emanuele Nannini of Italian charity Emergency and Giles Duley discuss the film and the wider legacy of the Afghan war, including the tens of thousands of civilians who have been traumatically injured and have lost limbs to IEDs and landmines.
The screening will be followed by a drinks reception and a private view of Giles Duley’s photography.
Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline is on Channel 4, February 21 at 10pm.
When & Where
For more than 200 years, the RSA has provided platforms for leading public thinkers. That tradition lives on in our free events programme.
What can I expect when I attend your events?
Our events typically last between one hour and one hour fifteen minutes, the speaker or speakers will present for the first half of the event before we open the debate up to you in the audience. You are welcome to ask a question or make a comment but please try to be concise and to the point so other members of the audience can get involved in the discussion too.
All of our events are audio and video recorded and are made available on our website to watch and listen to again. Please be aware that by attending our events you may be visible in the audience in photos or in the video of the event, and if you ask any questions these are likely to feature in our podcasts.
The information you provide when registering for an event will be retained by the RSA and will be used to record attendance at the event. The RSA may occasionally contact you regarding future events or other RSA work that might be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive correspondence from the RSA then please email email@example.com to let us know.