Dir. Laurence Attali (75min, Senegal/France, 1999-2002)
Wolof and French with English Subtitles
Documentary and Narrative

Laurence Attali’s three-part ode to Senegal, spirituality, and the nature
of love. We offer an extremely rare screening of the full work.
Even The Wind (1999) A taxi driver traveling at full speed through the
streets of Dakar. Beside him, a platinum blonde girl, whose attention
he’s aiming for, but missing. In the back seat, a golden saxophone.
Baobob (2000) A marvelous journey to the heart of the forest of Dakar,
where a djinn nestles in every baobab. The spirits guide us through
this adventure.
The Unshod Man (2002) A free interpretation of the Jewish law of
Levirat, which obliges a brother to marry the widow of his deceased
brother. A vibrantly shot exploration of the mystical link between Judaic
and Senegalese traditions.

Co-presented by The Documentary Center at GWU and Alliance Française de Washington DC.

Sunday, March 1, 5:30 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

laurence_attaliLaurence Attali is a French-Senegalese filmmaker. This word which embodies all film activities is appropriate for her. She is working in the whole range of audiovisual production, even though she is first, an editor. She expresses this talent during shootings. For her, making a film is like starting a love story. “One never knows when it starts and how it ends”.

She has got her passion for film since her childhood, and this was confirmed when she was six. She is mesmerized by the process of film creation.

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