BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT
Tuesday (September 18) to September 24, at Nathan Phillips Square
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.