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Under the Fig Trees

  •   Erige Sehiri
  •   Tunisia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar

A truck filled with workers—women and men, young and old—arrives at an orchard at dawn. The youngest among them head up into the trees to pick figs under the watchful eye of the foreman. They are restless and eager in the summer heat, stealing away from work to catch up, gossip, squabble, and flirt. Over the course of a day in the harvest, each encounter between the workers on the cusp of adulthood is ripe with discovery and connection, as the older women share songs and reminiscences of lives lived and loves lost. Sun-dappled and sensual, Erige Sehiri’s fiction debut captures the promise of first love, the ephemerality of youth, and the sorrows of life with remarkable intimacy and tenderness.

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Scheduled to attend: Director Sehiri Erige

Event Information

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  •   92 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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