*Director in attendance following the screening
Q&A with filmmaker Jeff Truesdell, as well as the film’s subjects, Daje Shelton and Judge Jimmie M. Edwards after the film.
Friday, Feb 16: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 17: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 18: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Q&A with director Landon Van Soest.
Registration is required to attend the event.
Join the Urban Institute for a special screening of For Ahkeem, a documentary about 17-year-old Daje Shelton. A young mother and student at the court-supervised Innovative Concept Academy, Shelton works to graduate while navigating communities, institutions, and systems that instead of supporting, appear to work against her at each turn. Following the screening, join us for an interactive discussion on the issues and themes presented in the film and how they affect our DC community.
Sheila Clark, Chief of Programs, Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Jimmie Edwards, Director, Department of Public Safety, St. Louis, MO
K. Shakira Washington, Vice President, National Crittenton Foundation
Gustavo Velasquez, Director, Urban–Greater DC, Urban Institute (moderator)
Exclusive Skype message with Judge Jimmie Edwards.
Thurs 12/7 - 6:30 pm: Post film discussion with Michelle Mbekeani, Staff Attorney at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Kendrick Washington II, Civil Rights Attorney at the Federal Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
A Q&A with Jeremy Levine will take place after the screening.
Q&A with Star Daje Shelton, Executive Producer Jeff Truesdell, and Directors Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine