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Director: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest | Producer: Nicholas Weissman, Iyabo Boyd | Editor: Lily Frances Henderson | Composer: Noah Bennett Cunningham | Cinematographer: Nicholas Weissman | USA / 2017 / 90 min / Documentary
Jeremy S. Levine in attendance.
About the Film
After being expelled from her St. Louis high school, Daje is given a final chance to succeed. Placed in an alternative school for delinquent youth, the strong-willed young woman initially excels, but a new relationship with her classmate Antonio changes both their lives. Set against the charged backdrop of Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is an intimate and frank story of the coming of age of an African-American teenager today.
About the Filmmakers
Jeremy and Landon are an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaking team. Their latest feature documentary, Good Fortune, about two Kenyans battling major foreign aid efforts that bring them more harm than benefit, was broadcast to millions of viewers in prime time on the PBS series POV. Good Fortune received a National Emmy Award in addition to awards for international reporting and promoting social justice from the Overseas Press Club, Fledgling Fund, and Witness. Landon and Jeremy co-founded Transient Pictures in 2005, a full service production company that produces independent films as well as original content for organizations like Facebook, UNICEF, Toyota, and Lincoln Center. The team also co-founded the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a not-for-profit group of professional filmmakers with a mission to inspire groundbreaking films from Brooklyn-based filmmakers.