Mati Diop

In the past, the film festival has been called out for a lack of diversity but it has made a push to improve gender parity.
The French Senegalese filmmaker took home the prestigious award for "Atlantics," which Netflix has already snatched up.
"Atlantics," the first feature film from French-Senegalese director Mati Diop, is competing for the Palme d'Or award.