For Ahkeem

Rated NR 98 min. 2017

Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up many Black youth like her to fail

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Director: Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest

Producer: Iyabo Boyd and Nicholas Weissman


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