For Akheem

For Akheem
Landon Van Soest, Jeremy Levine
USA | 2017 | 90 min.


Category: Americana

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech

Daje is 17 and she has just been expelled from high school. She lives in a rough suburban neighbourhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where African American teens are much more worried about surviving to see the age of 18 than they are about graduating from high school.

“What you get shot with, a .22?”, asks a classmate with interest. No one can walk into a court-monitored alternative school without being thoroughly searched. For many adolescents, this institution is their last chance to get a high school diploma and fulfil the associated dream of a better life. This fly-on-the wall documentary, which has received awards at many American film festivals, tracks Daje for the two years preceding her final exams. Her maturity is tested not only by many traditional issues, such as arguments with her mother and her first love, but also as a result of the much more fatal pitfalls of the complicated social environment she comes from. In addition, in the nearby Ferguson suburb, a wave of protests erupts after a policeman shoots 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Jeremy Levine

Filmography
2017 - For Ahkeem

Landon Van Soest

Filmography
2017 - For Ahkeem
2010 - Good Fortune

Sales

Jeff Truesdell

e-mail: jhtruesdell@hotmail.com

Projection

06. 03. 22:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets
10. 03. 20:45 Svetozor - Small Hall Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 20:30 Kino 35 Czech premiere Discussion Tickets

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