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French-Senegalese becomes first black female director in Cannes Film Festival

The first black female director in competition at the Cannes Film Festival has said she was inspired by her need to see black people on screen.
 
French-Senegalese Mati Diop made history on Thursday when Atlantics became the first film made by a woman of African descent to be screened in the festival's 72 year history.
 
Diop said she was "moved" but also "a little sad" at the achievement.


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