The Case of Sally Challen

The Case of Sally Challen

Directed by Rowan Deacon, Lizzie Kempton

Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.

Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.

Cast: Gwen Adshead, Jan Berry, Caroline Carberry

Member Reviews

Very good.

wlbgirl
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12 days ago

wow! i really enjoyed this. so well done! very thought provoking!

Dwayne73
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16 days ago