World Premiere
Selection 2019

Heart of the Sathu (A Northern Sights – 360º Virtual Reality Project)



Leela Gilday


Nothern sights

Canada 2019 5 mins OV English

Juno-award-winning singer/songwriter Leela Gilday travels to her home community of Deline, NWT where she writes and performs a song with Deline drummers in celebration of their sacred connection with the Sahtu. In collaboration with members of the Deline drummers, the song is based on a traditional Dene story about the heart that lives in Great Bear Lake and features the faces of Deline elders and youth. Thematically, it explores the role of generations entrusted with the protection of the water, and safeguarding it for generations into the future.