BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT

Tues­day (Septem­ber 18) to Septem­ber 24, at Nathan Phillips Square

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Imag­ine walk­ing past Nathan Phillips Square and it’s bar­ren of city life. Veg­e­ta­tion breaks through de­cay­ing con­crete yet there are signs that peo­ple are thriv­ing. That’s the premise of direc­tor Lisa Jack­son’s in­ter­ac­tive VR ex­pe­ri­ence Biidaaban: First Light, which has its Cana­dian premiere on Septem­ber 18. Biidaaban is an Anishi­naabe­mowin word that means “the first light be­fore dawn.” It also points to a non-lin­ear view of time where past and fu­ture col­lapse into the present. Jack­son de­scribes the ex­pe­ri­ence as “a pro­jec­tion of In­dige­nous val­ues as alive, rel­e­vant and im­por­tant for a fu­ture Toronto.” Read the full story at nowtoronto.com/cul­ture. 100 Queen West. To re­serve a free ticket, visit nfb. ca/Bi­idaa­banTO.

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