2017 | TV Documentary | 48 min

Film

Synopsis

Co-directed with Shane Belcourt.

A riveting true story about the crimes of Shelly Chartier, a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal a much more compelling – and complex – story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about our justice system.

One of CBC’s top watched documentaries
Recipient of Inspirit Foundation Impact Grant

Teachers Guide, Hot Docs “Docs for Schools”

Credits

Writers / Directors Lisa Jackson, Shane Belcourt
Producers Jeff Peeler, Chris McIvor
Co-producer Lisa Jackson

Awards & Nominations

Best Documentary

imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Nominated, Best Indigenous

Yorkton Film Festival

Selected Festivals & Screenings

imagineNATIVE Film Festival
Maoriland Film Festival
Smithsonian Native Cinema Showcase
Elizabeth Fry Society

Press