FOR AHKEEM

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest
Weeks 1, 2, 3 – Film rental available Friday, July 10 – Thursday, July 30

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.

Special Screening (SFF 2017)
Landon Van Soest directed and Jeremy Levine produced GOOD FORTUNE (SFF 2010).