For Ahkeem

For Ahkeem

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest

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After a school fight gets 17-year-old Daje expelled from her high school, she resolves to reach for a better future. But that won’t be easy. She loses friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time, and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem – just as the Ferguson unrest erupts nearby. Daje’s intimate coming-of-age story illuminates the challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.

17-year-old Daje struggles for a better future for herself and her newborn child while the violent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, unfolds just a few miles away.

Cast: Daje Shelton, Tammy Moore, Antonio Shumpert, Judge Jimmie Edwards, Quinton Jackson, Ahkeem Shumpert