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NEW YORK CITY: Maysles Documentary Center


  • Maysles Documentary Center 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

DECEMBER 8-9
MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER

GET TICKETS:
maysles.org/calendar/forahkeem

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:
Fri 12/8 - 7:30 pm: Q&A with Director Landon Van Soest
Sat 12/9 - 7:30 pm: Q&A with Producer Iyabo Boyd

ABOUT:
From award-winning directors Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, For Ahkeem is a coming-of-age story against the backdrop of Ferguson. 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 Jade’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