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Prior to Education Screenings, study guides are provided to give students background to the cultural context of the films, highlight themes and historical references and introduce questions that encourage personal examination of the films’ subject matter. Each screening is followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, subjects and/or film professionals and professors.

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For Akheem

Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest  |  United States  |  2017
Documentary  |   English
Biography, Coming of Age, Conflict

Daje Shelton, a 17-year-old girl from St. Louis, just wants to do the right thing. But growing up in a tough neighborhood, she can’t catch a break: she’s struggling in school; she’s distracted by boys; and she’s surrounded by a culture of violence and brutality. The fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. provides a powerful backdrop for this masterfully crafted portrait of working-class urban life.

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