Three Short movies directed and produced by Laurence Attali 1999 – 2004
There’s only one kind of journey, the one to mankind.
Three love stories, three road movies immersed in music and light of Sahel.
1 Even the wind (Même le vent) 18’ : Love light like the wind…
A taxi driver in a blue boubou is racing through the streets of Dakar. Beside him, a young woman with bleached blond hair is reading the newpaper, oblivious to the world outside. The driver steps up his feats of daring-do to attract the young girl’s attention. She remains impassive So he breaks the silence : “Even the wind going by, I can see it !”
With Bettina Kee – Laye Diack – Oumou Sy – Cheikh Lô – Isseu Niang
2 – Baobab 25’ : Love mysterious, protector …
” It’s time for you to try to explain the mysteries ! Caress me with buttermilk, and let me know what you want . » tell to me the baobab of my dreams That’s how I was drawn into the boabab’s spirit… If the baobab was Senegal’s emblem, through the tree, I should understand the country.
With Moussa Touré – Oumou Sy – Madou Diabaté
Best Cinematography Dakino – Special Prize TV5 Fespaco – Public Prize Créteil festival
Best short film Vues d’Afrique Montréal- Prize of the Création Fidoc fiction documentary
3 – The Unshod Man ( Le déchaussé) 32’ – Love contradictory, tenacious, ineluctable…
Everything started during Booz’s concert. Ben, the trumpet player dies onstage.
The next day, his wife Esther plant the trumpet on Ben’s grave and takes Booz’s hand :
” Now you must take care of me…” A love musical story adapted from the levirat low.
With Cheikh Lô – Maylis Guiard-Schmid – Mamadou Diongue – Madou Diabaté – Oumou Sy- Claudine Attali
Beaumarchais Prize – Prize of the dialog between the peoples Music’s Prize Reus Barcelone
Music’s Prize Roma Stelle del deserto – Best short film Marseille