Blue Ice Docs presents the James Bond of Ghanaian journalism:
A Film by Ryan Mullins
SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK SCREENING OCTOBER 22
Featuring Skype Q&A with Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – 506 Bloor St W
OPENS REGULAR RUN OCTOBER 23
Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St
Official selection IDFA 2014
Official selection Hot Docs 2015
TORONTO – After garnering rave reviews at IDFA 2014 and Hot Docs 2015, the remarkable Chameleon, directed by Ryan Mullins, returns to Toronto on October 22 for a special sneak preview at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, before heading to the Carlton for it’s week long engagement, beginning Friday, October 23.
A janitor mopping floors in a brothel. A drugged out Rastafarian in a psychiatric ward. A wealthy investor in high heels and lipstick. These are just a few of the disguises that Anas Aremeyaw Anas has used to infiltrate Africa’s criminal underworld.
Ghana’s most notorious journalist is more than just a reporter. He’s a crime fighter who uses his journalistic skills to bust corruption; a modern day folk hero who keeps his identity hidden from the public. Anas reveals a side of Africa rarely seen: tabloid journalism, high-tech surveillance and high-speed car chases. Filmmaker Ryan Mullins is there every step of the way with Anas, and goes beyond the pulp thriller to create a complex and revealing portrait.
Anas has exposed a sex-trafficking ring by masquerading as a bartender, uncovered deplorable conditions in Accra’s psychiatric hospital, posed as a crown prince in order to bypass a rebel checkpoint, and the list goes on. His unorthodox methods are infamous throughout Ghana, but, despite his notoriety, his face is unknown to the public. Chameleon takes us deep into the most difficult case Anas has faced to date, and the legal and moral conflicts challenging him.