Biidaaban: First Light (Trailer)

Publication Title
Biidaaban: First Light
Publication/Creation Date
April 4 2018
Lisa Jackson (creator)
Mathew Borrett (contributor)
Media Type
Feature Film
Persuasive Intent
Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square is flooded. Its infrastructure has merged with the local fauna; mature trees grow through cracks in the sidewalks and vines cover south-facing walls. People commute via canoe and grow vegetables on skyscraper roofs. Urban life is thriving.

Rooted in the realm of Indigenous futurism, Biidaaban: First Light is an interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic—and radically different—Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Technology Keywords
Virtual Reality (VR), 3D

Date archived
February 11 2019
Last edited
April 26 2019
How to cite this entry
Lisa Jackson. (April 4 2018). "Biidaaban: First Light (Trailer)". Biidaaban: First Light. National Film Board of Canada. Fabric of Digital Life.