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Gamal Turawa or ‘G’ as he prefers to be called is a prominent serving police officer with the Metropolitan Police.

A series of challenging circumstances in both his personal and professional life took a heavy toll on his health and well-being and motivated him to play a more active role promoting awareness, diversity and inclusion.

He is a member of the Police Diversity Trainer’s Network; has delivered diversity & inclusion programmes with the National Police Improvement Agency; and often coaches executive leaders in the police force.

He is a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker, who has spoken at The FBI Academy in Quantico, the International Gay Police Conference, the first UK African Gay Men’s Conference and, as the first openly Gay Black officer, addressed the London Pride Rally, to name a few.

His expertise is regularly sought after by the public and private sector, such as the NHS, Prince’s Trust, UK Black Pride and the British Army’s Ethnic Minorities Recruitment Team. He is currently writing his much-anticipated autobiography.

Warning – viewers may find the content of this film distressing.

In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.ie. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org

Key credits

Directed and produced by: Cherish Oteka
Produced by: Emma Cooper
Director of Photography: Damian Paul Daniel
Interview Cinematographer: Toby Lloyd
Editor: Amber Saunders
Sound Designer/Music Editor: Aiwan Obinyan
Sound Mixer: Mark Ready
Sound Recordist: Ben Adams
Colourist: Lee Twohey
Head of Film Doc Society: Shanida Scotland
Executive Producer for BFI Doc Society: Lisa Marie Russo
BFI Doc Society Production Manager: Hannah Bush Bailey
Executive Producers for the Guardian: Ekaterina Ochagavia and Jess Gormley
Head of Guardian Documentaries: Lindsay Poulton
Supported by the BFI Doc Society Fund
A Guardian Documentary
Length: 24 mins
Source: The Guardian

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