Meet Marti Diop, a French-Senegalese filmmaker. She has just won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, one of the festivals most prestigious prizes, for her film ATLANTIC Here's what she had to say on having her film selected to screen at Cannes. "My first feeling to be the first black female director was a little sadness that this only happened today in 2019." Diop based her film on Atlantiques, her 2009 documentary about Senegalese workers migrating to Spain via boat, a notoriously life-imperiling journey. Pity we can't put this film on the long list for BOFA2020 - it's been bought by Netflix!