Project Element

Image of compassThis multimedia film project is based on the story ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ with a focus on the four elements where a young woman travels east of the sun and west of the moon to rescue a king turned into a bear by a terrible witch. Featuring a group of elementary and secondary students from Smithers, BC and working under the mentorship of a variety of professional artists, the ensemble will create an original piece based on the story.  Susan Bertoia, the Creative Director of the project, will guide this process, to be filmed in Smithers. Commissioned by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

Country of Origin: Northern BC / Vancouver / Canada
Genre: Film with music/theatre
Show length: 35 minutes
Ages: Ages 9 and up (Grades: 4 and up)
Curriculum Connections:
– Arts Education: Drama, music, film
– English Language Arts: Literature, story
– Social Studies: Cultural studies, community outreach

Ways to Watch & Listen

Watch a pre-recorded online performance in the classroom. Available until Sunday, June 12th at 8pm. Closed Captioning available.

Show Times


Available starting Watch until Online tickets
Tuesday, May 31 at 9:30 am 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 12 Buy tickets

Ticket Information


  •  In-Person
    • 1 Show Pass: $11+GST/ticket (valid until April 14)
    • 2 Show Pass: $20+GST/ticket (valid until April 14)
  •  Online
    • $120+GST per class, per show

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