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× Mati Diop makes history as first black woman to win big at Cannes

Thefirstblack female director ever to compete for the top prize at Cannes in its 72-year history took its second prize Grand Prix on Saturday, May 25, for her haunting ghost story about African migrants.

Mati Diop, 36, grew up in France and belongs to a Senegalese artistic dynasty that includes her uncle, acclaimed director Djibril Diop Mambety, and her father, musician Wasis Diop.

She told AFP…