Roger Graef OBE
is an award winning filmmaker, criminologist, and writer. He is best known for his unstaged observational films in normally closed places like board rooms, ministries, prisons, probation, family therapy, special schools, and social work. His most recent films as a producer include Kim Longinotto's 'Hold Me Tight Let Me Go' and Julien Temple's 'Requiem for Detroit?' Ormond Street', 'The Trouble With Pirates' and 'Kids in Care'. Roger has produced a number of films about cities and architecture, and filmed extensively on housing estates around Britain.
His films have influenced policing and criminal justice policy: the handling of rape victims, race issues, sex offenders, and juvenile justice. He is the author of Talking Blues, Police in their Own Words, Living Dangerously: young offenders in their own words, and Why Restorative Justice? In 2004 he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement. In 2006 he was given an OBE. He was Visiting Professor at Oxford University, and Visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the LSE since 1995. He is an Independent Advisor to the Metropolitan Police on race issues, and is an advisor to the Sentencing Council.
As a consultant and communications expert, he has served on numerous boards and government committees. He was founding board member of Channel 4 and a governor of the British Film Institute. Roger has served on the board of the ICA where he created and chaired the ICA Architectural Forum.