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Biidaaban: First Light

Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe)
Canada | 2018 | VR | All Ages

Nathan Phillips Square is flooded. Toronto’s infrastructure has merged with local flora. In this remarkable Anishinaabe view of the future, people have found a reconnection to the past. Biidaaban: First Light illuminates how the original languages of this land - Wendat, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Anishinaabemowin - can provide a framework for understanding our place in a reconciled version of Canada’s largest urban environment.


Director Lisa Jackson’s award-winning fiction and documentary films have screened widely at festivals such as Berlin, Hot Docs, SXSW and London BFI. Her work has also aired on many networks in Canada and earned her a Genie Award (Canada’s Oscar®). Lisa’s upcoming projects include an IMAX film and more traditional film and TV work.