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Callum Macrae: Biography

Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a journalist and filmmaker who has worked extensively in the UK and other countries - most recently in Iraq, Uganda, Haiti, Senegal, Jordan and the US.

He has reported, filmed and directed many award-winning television documentaries, including Dispatches and Unreported World for Channel 4, and Panorama and a series of specials for the BBC including Whistleblower and A Day of War.

He has made films for other broadcasters including PBS in America and Al Jazeera English and also written extensively for a number of papers and journals including the Observer and the Guardian.

His more recent films include Iraq's Mission Billions - a Dispatches investigation filmed in the US and Iraq, into Coalition misuse of billions of dollars of Iraqi funds.

Earlier this year he directed a BBC Panorama investigation - On Whose Orders - into serious allegations of prisoner abuse and unlawful killing by British troops in Iraq.

Before entering the exciting world of journalism he was an Edinburgh dustman for two years, an art teacher for eight years and a political cartoonist. He grew up in Nigeria, lives in England with his family, but is prepared to bore anyone to distraction about how Scottish he is.

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