Callum Macrae is a film-maker and writer whose work often deals with human rights agendas and frequently focuses on the voiceless and marginalized. An Emmy, BAFTA and Grierson nominee, he has worked in conflict and disaster zones around the world and won many awards including Royal Television Society, Amnesty, Peabody and Columbia Dupont Awards. He has made two feature documentaries supported by the Pulitzer Center. The first, No Fire Zone, created an international impact with its revelations about the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians - and the scale of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lankan government forces in the last weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war. The film won many international prizes and is credited with playing a critical role in convincing the UN to launch an international inquiry into the killings. His most recent feature, The Ballymurphy Precedent, is also supported by the Pulitzer Center. It reveals the shocking truth of how, in 1971, just six months before they committed the massacre on Bloody Sunday, the same elite British Parachute Regiment was involved in the killing, over three days, of eleven innocent catholics in one Belfast housing scheme. The film was described as “an astonishing documentary…Urgent, angry and moral…top tier film-making” by Total Film.
Friday, April 26, 2019