Biidaaban: First Light
World Premiere

Biidaaban: First Light

| Canada | 7 MINUTES | English | English subtitles
Experimental, Female Director(s)
The town square has flooded, buildings and subways have merged with local flora, and indigenous languages and knowledge are thriving in a radically different future Toronto. Here, in the future, people have found a connection to the past. As a work of indigenous futurism, Biidaaban explores how the languages of native peoples can provide a framework for understanding our place in the world and open up a space for new imaginings of the future.

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Cast & Credits
Project Creators
Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada
Key Collaborators
Rob McLaughlin, Dana Dansereau
Soundscape Design by
Fader Master Sound Studios
Thanksgiving Address Spoken by
Jeremy Green, Kawennakon Bonnie Whitlow, Tehanenhrakhas Green, Tehahenteh
"Nayendamowin Mitigwaaking" Spoken by
Gabe Desrosiers
Wendat Spoken by
Andrée Levesque
Digging Woman
Jeneen Frei Njootli

Main Contact
Tammy Peddle
The National Film Board of Canada
Saint-Laurent Outer Northeast, QC H4N 2N4
Phone: 514 996 7776
Press Contact
Magalie Boutin
National Film Board (NFB)
Phone: 514-233-8646


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