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BROOKLYN, NY: BAM Rose Cinemas


  • BAM ROSE CINEMAS 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

OCTOBER 13th - 19th
Brooklyn Academy of Music

GET TICKETS:
http://www.bam.org/film/2017/for-ahkeem

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:
10/13 7 pm: Film team Q&A
10/15 4:30 pm: School-to-prison pipeline panel
10/17 7 pm: Representation Discussion with Brown Girls Doc Mafia

ABOUT:
In this intimate coming-of-age documentary set amid the marginalized neighborhoods of north St. Louis, 17-year-old Daje Shelton navigates the biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up so many black youth like her to fail. When a school fight lands her in a court-supervised alternative high school, she struggles to maintain focus while attending the funerals of friends killed around her, falling in love with a classmate named Antonio, and navigating a loving-but-tumultuous relationship with her mother. As events in Ferguson just four miles from her home seize the national spotlight, Daje learns she is pregnant and must contend with the reality of raising a young black boy in America. For Ahkeem illuminates the challenges faced by so many black teenagers today and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.

Earlier Event: October 13
NY, NY: Village East Cinema