Chicago Fringe Opera is proud to partner with opera companies across the US for the Decameron Opera Coalition’s second film series: “The Heroes Project”.
On October 1, a collection of original film tributes to unsung American heroes will be released. CFO’s camera opera celebrates the life and work of the mother of the environmental rights movement, activist Hazel M. Johnson. “The Widow’s Will” highlights Johnson’s struggle against the City of Chicago to bring attention to the toxic pollution of the Altgeld Gardens community. The film considers her legacy today, as well the effects of politics and racism on her work, ending with a call to action for audiences to continue her environmental activism.
This film is produced in grateful collaboration with the People for Community Recovery, the non-profit environmental organization founded by Johnson.
One ticket gives you access to all three episodes of “The Heroes Project" Watch the chapters on the premier date, Oct 1, or at your leisure.
Each episode is comprised of a diverse collection of chapters created by companies from across the country. These creators explore the meaning of heroism and profile unsung, unconventional, or misunderstood heroes from varying eras and geographies.
By Peter Hilliard & Matt Boresi
By Maria Thompson Corley & Sandra Oyinloye
By Justine F. Chen & Jacqueline Goldfinger
By Steve Wallace
By Dawn Avery & Blake Hill-Saya
By Elizabeth Rudolph & Bilal Dardai
By Brit Nicole & Ms. Lotus Fankh
By Dina Pruzhansky & Briana Hunter