CHAMELEON

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(Ryan Mullins, Canada). 78 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNN Shot and cut like a thriller, Ryan Mullins’s pro­file of Anas Are­meyaw Anas fol­lows Ghana’s fore­most in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist on a se­ries of ex­posés – bust­ing an abor­tion provider who in­sists on hav­ing sex with his pa­tients, free­ing women forced into pros­ti­tu­tion, res­cu­ing chil­dren from an abu­sive re­li­gious cult.

Anas – who brings po­lice and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials into his in­ves­ti­ga­tions to en­sure his tar­gets don’t just dis­ap­pear when he catches them in the act – has be­come a su­per­star in his home­land, and he’s a charm­ing, ap­peal­ing sub­ject. But for safety rea­sons, he won’t al­low his face to be shown on cam­era, mak­ing this one of the more in­ven­tively framed doc­u­men­taries in this year’s fes­ti­val. Or any fes­ti­val, prob­a­bly.

Apr 25, 5: 30 pm, Royal; Apr 26, 4: 30 pm, Sco­tia­bank 3

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