Beginning one year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Levine and Van Soest’s intimate and cinematic FOR AHKEEM is the coming of age story of 17-year-old Daje Shelton in neighboring North St. Louis. Falling in love and fighting with mom, Daje struggles with typical teen growing pains, but also must increasingly combat the institutional and social roadblocks that keep black teens like her from succeeding in America.

Film Details

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest

Year Funded

  • 2017