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Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

The prolific Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson works across various genres, from current-affairs documentary to music videos and VR. Her powerful experimental short Suckerfish screened at more than 60 international festivals, and her first fiction film, Savage—an inventive “residential school musical”—won a Genie for Best Live Action Short Drama in 2010. With the Gladue Video Project, made for Osgoode Hall Law School, she created resources for judges dealing with Indigenous offenders within Canada’s criminal justice system. Her 2017 documentary, Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, co-directed with Shane Belcourt, won the best documentary award at imagineNATIVE. Jackson is a mentoring director with the National Screen Institute’s IndigiDocs Program.