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About Roger Graef

Roger Graef is an Anglo-American filmmaker and professor of media.

Articles by Roger Graef

This week’s front page editor

Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The history of channel 4: how David beat Goliath

The long battle to create Channel 4 was an unequal one that pitted the public interest against giant corporate and political forces. Remarkably, the little guys won. 

Manifesto for documentary filmmakers

Don’t demand a taster tape early in the process. Trust the filmmakers.

Adoption shortfall: the roles of judges, families, media and government

The author's new film on adoption in the UK had to overcome huge difficulty and sensitivity to expose the uncomfortable truths about a process which does not always work for the children whose welfare it is meant to promote

Not good enough

We need public service broadcasting to be protected more than ever. The commercialisation of the BBC and C4 are reasons to fight for them.
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