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  • Documentaire
  • 52 min
  • Éwé, Français, s.-t. français
  • 2011

The Akpéma is a ritual, in Kabiè country (northern Togo), during which older women take charge of adolescent girls to instruct them and teach them how to become worthy and mature women. The Akpéma is like a spinning wheel for me. As a child, I learned that my great-grandmother’s great-grandmother had done it. I am from the 1995 Akpema class and today it is my little sister Aïcha’s turn. Accompanying my sister in her initiation is an opportunity for me to discover the changes that have taken place in this ceremony since the time when I lived it…

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Production : Ardèche Images Production

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