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#125 – Gamal Turawa

Published February 27, 2023

The Black Cop, winner of Best British Short Film at last year’s BAFTAs, is the story of Gamal ‘G’ Turawa’s life growing up with a white foster family in Kent, abuse by his biological parents and his experiences in the Metropolitan Police. Despite the racism he suffered in the force, ‘G’ is proud to have served 25 years in the Met. He explains to Helen how he tried to fit in, desperately wished he was white and concealed his sexuality. G now speaks all over the world, including to police forces, to help people own their story, find a sense of belonging and embrace who they are. The Black Cop was made by film-maker Cherish Oteka and can be watched on YouTube.