Breaking the Cycle | Safe Hands for Mothers

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 challenges can mean parents 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.

Producer-director: Nancy Durrell McKenna
Camera and editor: Millie Harvey