“For Ahkeem” – Documentary Filmed in St. Louis Extends Run Thru October 26th

 

By lauradud84 / / According to RFT, the film was only supposed to play for one week at the 24:1 Cinema on Page Ave. It’s become so popular with sold-out screenings that it’s run has been extended for another week. The trailer alone is gripping and powerful enough to make it on to our must-see list. 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 Daje’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. forahkeemfilm.com facebook.com/forahkeemfilm/