Netflix Pushes For More African Films

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NETFLIX, an America streaming giant, has acquired Senegalese feature film ‘Atlantics,’ which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the ‘Grand Prix’ award.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ‘Atlantics’ is a feature debut of French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop, and has earned her the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d’Or.

‘Atlantics’, written and directed by Diop, is a Senegalese drama film about sexual politics among young migrants.

The silver prize, for ‘Atlantics’, has given Diop an indelible place in theatrical history as the first black female filmmaker to win an award in Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history.

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