Rite, la Folle et Moi
Gentille Assih Menguizani
2012 - 86 min - HD - Couleur - France, Sénégal

Akpéma is a ritual, in the Kabyé region (North of Togo), during which elderly women take care of the teenagers to give them an education teaching them how to become a dignified and mature woman.
According to me, Akpéma is like a wheel going round. Since I was a child, I was told that the great-grandmother of my great-grandmother did it. I went through this ritual in 1995 and today, Aïcha my little sister is about to do it. Following my sister going through her own initiation is the opportunity, for me, to evaluate the changes made in this ceremony…

Author-Director : Gentille Assih Menguizani
Photography : Michel K. Zongo
Sound : Moumouni Jupiter Sodré
Editing : Joëlle Janssen
Delegate Producer : Ardèche images production
Co-producer : Karoninka


Distributor : Ardèche images production
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Doc Net Films
Disponible au Club du doc


2013 - Festival Cinémas d'Afrique, Lausanne (Suisse) : Prix du Public
2012 - États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) : Sélection Afrique