Biografie Abderrahmane Sissako

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Abderrahmane Sissako born 1961 in Kiffa, Mauritania) was raised in his father`s homeland of Mali; in 1980 he rejoined his mother in Nouakchott, Mauritania. A scholarship to study Russian literature enabled him to attend the Institute of the University of Moscow and later to enroll in Moscow`s Institute for Cinema (VGIK), where he studied from 1983 to 1989. His desire to become a filmmaker stemmed from early childhood experiences-his separation from his half brother and Malian childhood friends, and the loss of his original Bambara language. His first short film, Le Jeu (1990), presented as a graduation assignment and poorly received by a school jury, eventually went on to receive great acclaim. Sissako settled in France and continued to pursue filmmaking, working in a complex philosophical style that combines personal essay, autobiography, allegory, and drama to explore identity, displacement, and the cultural and economic effects of colonialism in contemporary Africa. (Africultures)


Filmografie (Auswahl) zu Abderrahmane Sissako


TIMBUKTU
2014
Regie, Drehbuch

LE RÊVE DE TIYA
2008
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DARATT
2006
Produzent

BAMAKO
2006
Regie, Drehbuch

HEREMAKONO
2002
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LA VIE SUR TERRE
1998
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SABRYIA
1997
Regie

OCTOBRE
1993
Regie, Drehbuch