The Echoes of Chloe Cooley
Featuring conversations with 87 year-old, Order of Ontario Historian, Wilma Morrison, who speaks of the legacy of an omitted and misrepresented history of slavery in Canadian society, and where Chloe Cooley's echoes continue today - The Echoes of Chloe Cooley tells the founding story of the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier, and how the resistance of one woman created both, the first anti-slavery law in the entire British Empire, and the first refugee movement to Canada.
This film was made on an iphone.
The Echoes of Chloe Cooley won Best Canadian Film at the 2016 Toronto Smartphone Film Festival, and received a nomination for Best Short Film at the 2016 Niagara Integrated Film Festival. It was also a finalist in the 2016 TVO Short Doc Competition, and selected for the 2015 North Star Voices of Freedom Festival, and Saw Video's 2016 Resolution Festival.