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  • Writer's pictureAlex George Pickering

'Fig' Now Available on Kanopy

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

The award-winning USC graduate short film directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther) and written by Alex George Pickering, which was previously on HBO, is now streaming for free on, the new on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities.

What is 'Fig'?

'Fig' is a short drama film written by Alex George Pickering and directed by Ryan Coogler. It was produced at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts while Alex and Ryan were attending as M.F.A. students. The film debut at the historic Norris Theatre in 2010 and went on to win the HBO Short Film Competition at the American Black Film Festival, the DGA Student Film Award, and was nominated for Outstanding Independent Short Film at the Black Reel Awards. It went on to receive a broadcast deal from HBO, airing from 2012 to 2015 on HBO programming.

Where to Watch: You can watch 'Fig' for free on Kanopy with your public library subscription. Click here to view the full film now!

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  2. Become a member. (Kanopy accepts most major city public library memberships.)

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Director Ryan Coogler (left) & Screenwriter

Alex George Pickering (right) at the Norris

Theatre Premiere of 'Fig" May 2010.


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