UBA Presents: Filmscreening "For Ahkeem"

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
Audience: 
Public / Open To All
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Students
Alumni
Undergraduate Students

For Ahkeem

 

 

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.

Director: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest
2017 | NR | 1 hr 30 min

Screening presented in partnership with Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies. FREE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI.

 

 

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