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For Ahkeem (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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A junior high school student sees her chances of a better future jeopardized after she gets in a fight and is expelled.

Writer:

Anne Seidlitz (contributing writer)

Star:

Daje Shelton
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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.

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Documentary

Certificate:

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So good
18 May 2019 | by fiftycentqueenSee all my reviews

I'm watching this movie right now on Pluto. Thought provoking and heart wrenching. Loving it so far.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,500, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$23,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,136
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