French-Senegalese film wins Berlin's Golden Bear award

By Thomas Escritt and Miranda Murray
Updated February 25 2024 - 7:30am, first published 7:24am
Director Mati Diop displays the Golden Bear for Dahomey at the Berlin International Film Festival. (AP PHOTO)
Director Mati Diop displays the Golden Bear for Dahomey at the Berlin International Film Festival. (AP PHOTO)

Dahomey, French-Senegalese director Mati Diop's film about how returning 26 treasures to Benin, art looted by western powers in the 19th century sparked a reckoning with colonialism's legacy, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's Golden Bear for best film.

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