AFP Berlin


Updated Saturday, February 24, 2024-20:44

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The documentary "Dahomey" by French-Senegalese Mati Diop, which addresses the thorny issue of the

restitution by former colonial powers

of works of art stolen in Africa, won the Golden Bear in Berlin this Saturday.

"To rebuild we must first restore, and to restore we must do justice," Diop said when accepting the award for his documentary on the return of 26 works of art to Benin.

The Berlinale thus awards a documentary for the second consecutive year.

This is the

second African film

to receive the Golden Bear (after the South African "U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha" ("Carmen of Khayelitsha") by Mark Dornfor in 2005.

The Silver Bear for

Best Director went to 'Pepe',

by Nelson Carlos de los Santos