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Source: kasapafmonline.com

Anas Aremeyaw Anas bares it all in Chameleon Documentary

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Seasoned undercover JournalAnas Aremeyaw Anasist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has finally premiered the much anticipated Chameleon Documentary, a true life story of the celebrated media personality.

An ardent personality who aspires to ensure that justice is carried out effectively, he has lived with the principles; Naming, shaming and jailing miscreants to serve as deterrent to others.

The ace journalist remains focused on helping to expunge crimes in the society.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a Ghanaian investigative journalist born in the late 1970s. He is famous for utilizing his anonymity as a tool in his investigative arsenal, and very few people have seen his real face until “unmasking” during a BBC interview in November 2015 – however that too turned out to be a clever prosthetic.

A politically non-aligned multimedia journalist who specializes in print media and documentary, Anas focuses on issues of human rights and anti-corruption in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa.

Anas has won critical acclaim for his work advocating for basic human rights such as the right not to be held in human slavery or servitude and for his work exposing corruption.

His investigative works have won him worldwide acclaim, including President Barack Obama highlighting his virtues in a speech during a 2009 visit to Ghana: “An independent press. A vibrant private sector. A civil society. Those are the things that give life to democracy.

The spirit in courageous journalists like Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who risked his life to report the truth.

Anas has won over fourteen international awards for his investigative work.
He was polled as the 5th most influential Ghanaian in 2011 by ETV. and named one of the “Most Influential Africans of the Year “by the New African Magazine. in December 2014.

Anas one of 2015’s leading global thinkers, an honour previously granted to the likes of Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Pope Benedict XVI, and Malala Yousafzai.

In March 2016, Anas was invited by Harvard law school as a key note speaker to share his experiences as an international undercover journalist creating change on the continent of Africa in 2016.

Notable investigative works
1. The Burger Story (1999)
2. Torture on the High Seas (July, 2003)
3. Bole Rebel Raid (April 2005)
4. Eurofood Scandal (June 13, 2006)
5. Torture Chamber of Bangkok Prisons (2006)
6. Soja Bar Prostitution (Sept. 2007)
7. Passport Scandal (April, 2006)
8. Humans for Sale :Dons Exposed (2008)
9. Imam’s School of Shock (August, 2008)
10. Inside Ghana’s Madhouse (January 2010)
11. In The Interest Of The State (April 2010)
12. Orphans Home Of Hell – Osu (September 2010)
13. Enemies Of The Nation (February 2011)
14. Al Jazeera Africa Investigates (Four films) (December 2011)
15. The Prez’s Assignment – Stealing the People’s Power (January 2012)
16. Dons Of The Forest (June 2012)
17. Deadly Gold (July 2012)
18. Wild Ghana Project (September 2012)
19. Al Jazeera -People and Power How To Rob Africa (January 2013)
20. Spirit Child (January 2013)
21. The Messiah of Mentukwa (May 2013)
22. Ghana Sex Mafia (April 2014)
23. Ghana’s Soul Takers (April 2014)
24. AL Jazeera Africa Investigates _ Season 2 Nigeria’s Fake Doctors (December 2014)
25. Ghana’s Food For Thought (December 2014)
26. Ghana Judiciary Scandal (September 2015)

Synopsis of the short documentary

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. But 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 goes beyond the pulp thriller to create a complex and revealing portrait.

Is Anas a journalist, or a vigilante? Just how far is he willing to go to uncover the truth? CHAMELEON takes us deep into the most difficult case Anas has faced to date, and the legal and moral conflicts challenging him.

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