All of us at Saving Faces are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our Patron Roger Graef OBE.
Roger was a filmmaker, writer, criminologist and theatre director. Along with his company Films of Records, Roger made many award winning films on social issues, current affairs, science and arts. These films promoted change in areas such as youth justice, police handling of rape, urban redevelopment and family problems.
He was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement, making him the first documentary maker to do so. In 2006 he was awarded a OBE for services for film-making and broadcasting and in 2013, BAFTA held a tribute evening to celebrate his 50th year as a filmmaker.
Roger was a long-term, generous and dedicated Patron of Saving Faces, regularly attending events such as our Carols at Christmas concerts and will be greatly missed.
You can find out more about the life and work of Roger in this clip from the Radio 4 programme Last Word.