(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