2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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For Ahkeem

Director: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:30 | 2017 | USA | | View Website

Daje Shelton, a bright 17-year-old girl, is given one last chance to graduate after being expelled: Attend the court-supervised Concept Academy or potentially become just another statistic. Trying to navigate her way through a world that seems determined to hold her back, Daje must call on all of her willful determination to navigate the cultural marginalization and economic devastation that she's confronted with on a daily basis in this stunning, compassionate look at what it means to a be a Black teenager in America today.

Director Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest
Executive Producer
Producer Iyabo Boyd, Nicholas Weissman
Cinematographer Nicholas Weissman
Editor Lily Frances Henderson

Community Partners

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Running Rebels, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc.