• For Ahkeem (2017)

For Ahkeem

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Filmmakers Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest illuminate the challenges facing many black teenagers in America today.

Director: Jeremy S. Levine , Landon Van Soest

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Barry HertzThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It’s a sort of bad-luck situation most documentarians secretly dream of, but to their credit, For Ahkeem’s co-directors don’t exploit the situation, merely letting their cameras continue to capture Daje’s ever-dire situation. show more

  • 88
    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com

    There is a fascinating impulsiveness to the production of this story, especially as it essentially drops viewers into the world of Daje, and then has us follow her for months. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    By keeping a tight focus on the subject as she navigates senior year, early motherhood and the crushing stigma of negative expectations, the film assembles a poignant snapshot of black struggle that humanizes a range of social issues through the first-hand experiences of one young woman. show more

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