Provocative Canadian Documentary CHAMELEON Premieres January 11 on HBO Canada
— December 17, 2015
– From award-winning director Ryan Mullins, documentary tells the story of brazen African investigative reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas –
– Winner, Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs –
“…adrenaline pumping…” – The Hollywood Reporter
“…thought-provoking and sure to spark discussion.” – Toronto Film SceneTORONTO (December 17, 2015) – Commended by U.S. President Barack Obama as “a courageous journalist…who risked his life to report the truth”, the story of famed African investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas is uncovered in the riveting Canadian documentary, CHAMELEON. Following a festival run that included Hot Docs, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Brooklyn Film Festival, the documentary from award-winning director Ryan Mullins (The Frog Princes, Volta), who took home the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs, makes its world broadcast premiere on Monday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.
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Anas has been called the James Bond of Ghanaian journalism, exposing a sex-trafficking ring by masquerading as a bartender, uncovering deplorable conditions in Accra’s psychiatric hospital, and posing as a crown prince in order to bypass a rebel checkpoint. His unorthodox methods are infamous throughout Ghana, but despite his notoriety his face is unknown to the public. CHAMELEON takes audiences behind the scenes of the Anas’ Tiger Eye Investigations Bureau, hot on the heels of his next big case.
CHAMELEON is produced by EyeSteelFilm, in association with Blue Ice Docs, Kinosmith Inc. Director is Ryan Mullins. Bob Moore is producer. Executive producers are Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross.
The film was supported by Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central with a pre-buy during the development phase.
In Eastern Canada, the film will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
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