Runtime: 86 Minutes
Director: Gentille Menguizani Assih
Screenwriter: Gentille Menguizani Assih
Cinematographer: Michel K. Zongo
Editor: Joëlle Janssen
Synopsis: This documentary marks an opportunity to understand the complexity of African cultures and traditions. The Akpéma is a northern Togo ritual through which older women teach young girls how to be proud and strong. While growing up, Gentille Menguizani Assih, the director of this documentary, learned Akpéma secrets from her grandmother which made her understand why her father used to abuse her. Today, chosen as Akpéma godmother to her little sister, Gentille Menguizani Assih is again transferring this ancient heritage to the young girl.