This intimate portrait of Gamal ‘G’ Turawa, an ex-Metropolitan police officer, explores his memories of racially profiling and harassing black people and homophobia in his early career. Now an openly gay man, Turawa’s story is a multi-layered one and sits in the centre of three pivotal moments in recent British history, from the black communities’ resistance of oppressive policing, to the push for LGBTQIA equality and the aftermath of the west African ‘farming’ phenomenon, where white families took care of black children outside the remit of local authorities. The Black Cop is BAFTA longlisted for British Short Film 2022. Warning – viewers may find the content of this film distressing. In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email or 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 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