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ST. LOUIS, MO: St. Louis International Film Festival

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

NOVEMBER 11th 7:00 PM
Q&A with Star Daje Shelton, Executive Producer Jeff Truesdell, and Directors Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine


This is not your average coming-of-age story but an important one to tell. Meet Daje Shelton, a 17-year-old girl who finds herself in a court-supervised alternative high school. Although she is focused on making a better future, she finds her focus drawn back to her rough St. Louis neighborhood and the loss of friends to gun violence. The all-too-familiar fate of black teenagers is underlined when Daje gives birth to a baby boy she names Akeem. He comes to represent the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.