(1 hour documentary)
Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier is a riveting, true story about 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 Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – a story of a young woman who became a shut-in, seen so little she was called a “ghost” by people in her town, who escaped into the virtual world to commit crimes – but also to find love and ultimately, redemption.
Co-produced by Frank Digital
Original Broadcaster: CBC Docs POV