Life on Earth

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Life on Earth
La vie sur terre | Abderrahmane Sissako, 1998
Mali/Mauritania | French and Bambara with English subtitles | 61 minutes

Director Abderrahmane Sissako at all screenings!

On the eve of the year 2000, Dramane returns from France to the village of Sokolo, his father’s home in Mali. As he bicycles through the village and surrounding fields, he meets Nana, a beautiful young girl on her own journey. Recipient of a Special Mention from the FESPACO jury in 1999.

Screening with:
October
 
Abderrahmane Sissako | Mauritania | 1992 | 37m

Two lovers struggle to end their impossible affair during one last October night together in Moscow. Shot entirely in Moscow and Paris, October blends a strongly contemporary feel with nostalgia. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Series: 20th New York African Film Festival

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