Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, Speaker C2 Montréal 2019

Lisa’s recent VR film, the interactive Biidaaban: First Light, is a transporting work of “indigenous futurism,” an approach that takes indigenous knowledge systems and cultures and uses them to project an alternate, imagined future.

The new-story teller

Lisa Jackson is an award-winning Anishinaabe filmmaker known for cross-genre projects — including VR, animation, documentary, narrative and performance art film — that are thought provoking and emotionally powerful. Lisa’s work encourages audiences to rethink preconceived notions of storytelling while debunking mainstream stereotypes about indigeneity. She won a Genie Award for the short film Savage (2010), Playback Magazine named her one of “10 to Watch” (2012), and her films have shown at major festivals around the world, including Berlinale, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and London BFI.

Lisa’s website and full bio