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"Fig Trees": Director John Greyson’s operatic tour-de-force smashes conventional barriers of form and genre to reinvent the documentary. The protagonists of Fig Trees are two of the patron saints of AIDS activism: Tim McCaskell, a founder of the Canadian AIDS Action Now, who has been living with AIDS for 25 years, and Zackie Achmat, who went on a treatment strike in 1989, refusing to take anti-retroviral drugs until they were made generally available in South Africa. The story is a grand-scale narrative of personal heroism in the face of evil as personified by politicians and pharmaceutical company executives, with millions of lives hanging in the balance. The result is a postmodern pastiche of palindromes, queer history, music history, and Catholic theology. Riffing off another famously queer opera, Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson's “Four Saints in Three Acts,” the film features a first-rate score by collaborator David Wall.

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Google previewParabolic Figures or Narrative Fictions? (2016)

Seminal Essays on the Stories of Jesus by Charles W. Hedrick

current advice about pruning fig trees is that they should be pruned annually beginning in the second year after planting: science and education administration, Growing Figs. 63. Theophrastus, Caus. plant.

Google previewIrish Pantry (2013)

Traditional Breads, Preserves, and Goodies to Feed the Ones You Love by Noel McMeel

The good news about fig trees is that where they survive, you'll reap crops with regularity and virtually no maintenance. If nestled away from the harsh winds, fig trees can take root, persevere, and thrive, just like the Irish who cultivate and tend ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Female fig trees of older varieties generally produce two crops every year. The two fig harvests not only mark the summer season in Israel, but also give the season its Hebrew name, kayitz; summer begins with the arrival of the first figs and ...

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