Past Projects

Select past projects by Lisa Jackson. See more at lisajackson.ca

Biidaaban: First Light

Biidaaban: First Light

The town square is flooded. The city’s infrastructure has merged with local flora. In this radically different future, people have found a connection to the past. Biidaaban: First Light illuminates how the original languages of this land can provide a framework for understanding our place in a reconciled version of Canada’s largest urban environment.

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Indictment

Indictment

A riveting true story about the crimes of Shelly Chartier, a reclusive woman from a Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon.

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Lichen

Lichen

This otherworldly large-format short film takes a deep dive into lichen, a species that confounds scientists to this day. Shot in macro 3D, Lichen offers us a look at this remarkable life form and asks what we might learn from it. Ancient and diverse, both an individual and a community, lichens can live in the most extreme environments, including outer space.

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Savage

Savage

On a summer day in the 1950s, a native girl watches the countryside go by from the backseat of a car. A woman at her kitchen table sings a lullaby in her Cree language. When the girl arrives at her destination, she undergoes a transformation that will turn the woman’s gentle voice into a howl of anger and pain.

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