Breaking the Cycle - Dipo ceremony, Ghana
2017 / camera / script writer / editor
Dipo is a traditional festival and rite of passage for young women celebrated by the people of Krobo, Ghana. This short documentary looks at the role Dipo plays in a young woman's life and at how socio-economic factors can mean parents have to initiate their daughters early.
'Dipo Ceremony: from Girlhood to Womanhood' is part of 'Breaking the Cycle', a visual document that explores, the rituals, cultural traditions and taboos around female menstruation, across the globe.
Produced and directed by Nancy Durrell McKenna.