Jun 12, 2018

Callum Macrae’s latest chosen for Sheffield Doc/Fest Featured

‘The Ballymurphy Precedent’ by Callum Macrae, also director of ‘No Fire Zone’, has been chosen for the Sheffield Doc/Fest film festival.

‘The Ballymurphy Precedent’ tells the unknown story death of eleven innocent people at the hands of the British Army in a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971.

This is a massacre that few have heard of, yet it was one of the most significant events in the Troubles.

The British army continues to cover it up because they cannot afford to admit the truth.

The relatives of those who died are fighting for justice - and our investigation shows why.

This secret massacre led directly to the Bloody Sunday killings by the same Parachute regiment just five months later.

Macrae’s “No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

The documentary covers the period from September 2008 until the end of the war in 2009.

The Sri Lankan army has denied the allegations in the documentary.

However, on 21 October 2015 the BBC reported that Maxwell Paranagama, a government-appointed Sri Lankan judge, says allegations the army committed war crimes during the long conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels are "credible".

He went on to say there was evidence to suggest that footage obtained by the Channel 4 documentary ‘No Fire Zone’ - showing prisoners naked, blindfolded, with arms tied and shot dead by soldiers - was genuine.