||French and Bambara|
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.
focusing on "2000 seen by...", the program of millennially
themed movies of which "Life on Earth" is a part
of the film (from the Tenth Annual Cascade Festival of African Films
Interview with the director Abderrahmane Sissako
California Newsreel analysis
of the film