A taxi driver is travelling at full speed through the streets of Dakar. Beside him, a platinum blonde girl. In the back seat, a golden saxophone. —Africultures
Attali was sent to Dakar in 1993 by the INA as an expert on post-production for a Senegalese soap opera. She returned a month later and started going back and between Paris and Dakar, where she has made most of her films. In January 2004 she became a Senegalese national.
From childhood, the seventh art genuinely fascinated Laurence Attali. However she first studied philosophy, and later studied the history of cinema at Censier Paris I. She then took a six-month apprenticeship in the editing room. “I think philosophy and editing are very related. They cultivate the spirit of synthesis. The editor is listening and thinking tries to get in shape. philosophy also makes a delivery of thought I quickly abandoned the philosophy but I feel it’s always with me at work” —africultures