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FOR AHKEEM // Feature Documentary

PBS // FOR AHKEEM

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* Top 10 Lists in Entertainment Weekly (“Must List”) and People Magazine (“People Pick”)
* Winner of 10 awards—including 7 "Best Feature Documentary" awards—and an official Selection of over 60 film festivals and counting
* World Premiere, Berlin Film Festival, Nominated for Glashütte Original Documentary Award
* Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival
* Official Selection, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
* Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest
* Official Selection, AFI Docs

 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.