Professor Green (Stephen Manderson) documentary with BBC3 Suicide and Me aired on the 27th of October. He goes on a journey to understand his father’s own suicide and tries to understand about males committing suicide in the UK. It’s not a subject that many want to discuss, and rather easy to brush under the carpet, however is this very truthful and emotional Documentary it is difficult to ignore.
Rapper Professor Green is an idol too many and who better than your idol to address such a serious subject. The usual documentary format you find is a presenter addressing these subjects, such subjects that they may not particularly understand or have experienced. What makes this incredible and successful is Stephen trying to understand his own Farther suicide. He is dealing with conversations with family that are difficult to have, this is a true story with real pain and hurt. Most documentaries have a certain staging process to them, “oh just say that again but face this way” however this comes across as a raw and natural documentary.
Suicide is a difficult subject to approach, but we are left with the message that we need to talk more! I now see Professor Green as a role model and a real person, the person I hear on the radio so often has an important and powerful story to tell and should be congratulated for his motivation and effort to tackle such a difficult subject.