Film

 

For Ahkeem

March 28th, 2019

Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. This award-winning documentary explores the complex web between juvenile justice, education, and institutional racism through Daje’s vital but rarely heard perspective as a teenage girl, and the mother of a little black boy. 2017. USA. 90 minutes. Directed by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT 06105
Doors Open 5:00 PM
Program 5:30 - 8:00 PM
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