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Director Mati Diop

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The documentary “Dahomey” by French-born director Mati Diop won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale.

The film festival announced this on Saturday evening in Berlin.

The filmmaker with Senegalese roots deals with the return of art treasures stolen from Africa.

In "Dahomey" Diop accompanies 26 statues on their journey from France to their country of origin, today's Benin.

The experimental documentary film captivates with poetic passages - for example, one of the art looted treasures speaks off-screen several times.

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