For Akheem Film Screening
The Cardozo Indie Film Clinic, the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, the Cardozo Criminal Defense Clinic and the Cardozo Criminal Law Society present:
Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a 17-year-old black girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up many black youth like her to fail.
Cardozo's Indie Film Clinic students provided legal services for the film, which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary at the Independent Film Festival Boston; Special Jury Mention for Best international Film at the Doc Edge Film Festival in New Zealand; Best Documentary Feature at the Tacoma Film Festival; Best Long Documentary at the International Black Film Festival; Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Outstanding Documentary Feature at the Tallgrass International Film Festival.
Indie Film Clinic Director, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin, will moderate a panel following the film.
View the trailer at http://forahkeemfilm.com/trailer/
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Cardozo School of Law
Reception will follow the screening