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For Ahkeem

For Ahkeem
Crime, Documentary | 2018
NR. 1hr 30min DIRECTOR: Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 2:15 PM THE GRAND CINEMA

West Coast Premiere
After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough St. Louis neighborhood. But focusing on school is tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time, and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as Ferguson erupts a few miles down the road. Through Daje’s intimate coming-of-age story, For Ahkeem illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.


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A poignant snapshot of black struggle that humanizes a range of social issues through the first-hand experiences of one young woman.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
For Ahkeem is a visual diary, capturing the final days of adolescence on film. It's a compelling film story about life's unexpected curveballs.
Aramide Tinubu, Shadow and Act
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