Life On Earth

Director:   Abderrahmane Sissako
Year:   1998
Language:   French and Bambara
Time:   61 minutes

A tender look at life in a small, struggling village in Mali on the eve of the new millennium. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako for the "2000 seen by..." project, a series of films with millennial themes commissioned for French television. Won the grand prize at the 1999 Fribourg International Film Festival.

Not rated but suitable for all viewers.


Article focusing on "2000 seen by...", the program of millennially themed movies of which "Life on Earth" is a part

Review/analysis of the film (from the Tenth Annual Cascade Festival of African Films 2000)

Interview with the director Abderrahmane Sissako

California Newsreel analysis of the film