Mati Diop Becomes First Black Woman to Win Award at Cannes Film Festival

Maria Perez
May 30, 2019 - 5:00

French-Senegalese director and actress Mati Diop became the first Black woman to win the Grand Prix Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, May 25. The filmmaker won the festival’s second top prize for her film Atlantics, The Independent reported. The film is a Senegalese drama about a 17-year-old girl named Ada who falls in...

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