Callum Macrae
Callum Macrae is a BAFTA and Grierson nominated film director and writer known for films on human rights and in defence of the disenfranchised. He has made films in the UK and around the world, including Iraq, Japan, Haiti and several in Africa, covering wars and conflicts in Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Mali, and Sudan.

He’s won many awards including two Royal Television Society, two One World and an Amnesty award in the UK as well as the Columbia DuPont and Peabody Awards in the US. Last year he gained a Scottish BAFTA Special Achievement Award. For the past two years he’s been named by Broadcast Magazine as one of the top three directors across all UK TV genres.

Before working in film he was an art teacher and a political cartoonist. He was Scottish Correspondent of the Observer for three years during which he won the Bank of Scotland Campaigning Journalist of the Year award. Before all that he was, for two years, a dustman. He is married with two children.

Entries by Callum Macrae

Why Sri Lanka's Detention of Mrs Balenderan Jayakumari Is So Sinister

(9) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (00:00)

Just over 200 days ago the Sri Lankan authorities arrested a Tamil mother, Balenderan Jeyakumari, and her teenage daughter. Mrs Jeyakumari had been campaigning to find out what had happened to her 15-year-old son, Mahindan, who disappeared after apparently being taken prisoner by the Sri Lankan authorities at the end...

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Why the Humiliation of Jason Russell is Such a Tragedy

(5) Comments | Posted 18 March 2012 | (23:00)

The success of 'Invisble Childrens' Kony 2012 campaign posed an enormous dilemma for those of us who have been engaged with the problem of the Lord's Resistance Army for many years.

Today it is no longer a dilemma; it is a tragedy. Not just a tragedy for Jason Russell,...

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Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

(15) Comments | Posted 12 March 2012 | (23:00)


The boy is naked from the waist up and lying on the ground. He has five neat little bullet holes in his chest. Beside him lie five men, also all dead, blood spilling from their gunshot wounds.


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