Below is the first trailer for the documentary Chameleon, about controversial Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who dons disguises as a priest, a hotel waiter and a janitor, and has been dubbed ‘the James Bond of Ghanaian journalism.’ Directed by Montreal filmmaker Ryan Mullins, Chameleon follows the Anas as he works to expose a range of scandals in his native country.
Anas, who does not show his face in public, instead wearing disguises and masks on camera, and uses his anonymity as a tool in his investigative work, which typically involves issues like human rights and anti-corruption in sub-Saharan Africa. His crusading work has made him a global figure, having received a shout-out from U.S. President Barack Obama during Obama’s visit to Ghana in 2009.
Chameleon was pitched to buyers at Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum last year, and is backed by the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund as well as the Sundance Institute in the U.S. it premieres at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, which runs through November 30. Head over to Realscreen to see the (non-embed-friendly) first trailer.