MORAG LIVINGSTONE Morag has a track record of making change. She is an experienced short film maker, writer, and documentary photographer telling the real stories of real people in order to bring about real change. She is co-author of two best selling books ‘Hackney Child’ and “Tainted Love” both published by Simon & Schuster in 2014, about how being in care is, for those affected, often better than living at home. Hackney Child, a best seller for 5 weeks, was originally self published and is now "required reading” at a number of universities when studying social work.
Morag has an Honours Degree in Business Studies and a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London University of the Arts, where she is now a tutor and lecturer on multimedia storytelling, and on both the BA and MA courses. When not investigating or writing, she makes films across continents that bring stories of poverty, low income and young peoples' mental health to life for the development sector and trade unions and has been credited with helping change government policy, in Scotland. Her main focus is to tell the side of a story that is not being discussed in the main stream and let people make up their own minds about what to do next. Morag's first documentary Belonging. The Truth Behind the Headlines was created with a great team of independent journalists from around the UK www.belonging4us.com and has received a number of accolades and awards - helping right the wrongs of those who, despite being vilified in the media trusted us to investigate and report the truth.