La Vie Sur Terre

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La Vie Sur Terre
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Written by Abderrahmane Sissako
Starring Abderrahmane Sissako
Nana Baby
Mohamed Sissako
Cinematography Jacques Besse
Edited by Nadia Ben Rachid
Distributed by California Newsreel
Haut et Court (France)
Release date
June 9, 1999 (France)
Running time
61 minutes
Country Mali
Language French

La Vie Sur Terre (Life on Earth) is a 1998 Malian comedy/drama film written and directed by, and starring Abderrahmane Sissako. It is set in the village of Sokolo and depicts rural life on the eve of the 21st century. Runtime is 61 minutes. The film was made for the 2000, Seen By... project,[1] initiated by the French company Hout et Court to produce films depicting the approaching turn of the millennium seen from the perspectives of 10 different countries.[2]

The film earned Sissako awards at the Fribourg International Film Festival, the Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.


  1. ^ "La Vie Sur Terre," Haut et Court, URL accessed 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson, Contemporary North American Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide, Wallflower Press, 2002, p. 367.

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