100 Days of City Hall: a review

100 Days of City Hall (Thunder Bay) – Trailer from Paul Morralee on Vimeo.

Paul Morralee’s latest film, 100 Days of City Hall, takes people behind the scenes at Thunder Bay’s city hall from the perspectives of elected officials and administration. Morralee began filming when the new council and mayor were sworn in on December 6, 2010. Over the next 100 days, he amassed over 12 hours of tape which he condensed into a neat 40-minute package.

The film provides insight into the unique visions of each of the councillors and Mayor Hobbs and the relationship between elected officials and administration. Consider it a “Municipal Government 101” course that includes snippets of some of the personalities involved in the city’s 40+ boards and committees.

The film is also a demonstration of democracy in action. Municipal councillors and the mayor live close to the issues that concern residents of Thunder Bay. In Morallee’s film, the councillors appear sincere and approachable – they need to hear from their constituents in order to make informed decisions.

Watch for the full release through at www.morvision.on.ca