Schankman’s St. Louis: St. Louis Based Documentary Getting Critical Acclaim

    A new documentary, shot over a two-year period in St. Louis, is getting critical acclaim. It is called “For Akheem,” and follows the story of a 17-year-old girl living in North St. Louis, ordered by a judge to attend an innovative St. Louis school, sometimes called “the school of last resort” for troubled kids. During the time the filmmakers followed her story, she gave birth to a baby boy named Akheem. The only narration in the film is his the baby’s mother reading her journal entries meant for her newborn son.

    Things to do in St. Louis

    • 1. The Polar Express Train Ride. Read More
    • 2. The 9th Annual Holidays in Old North. Read More
    • 3. 9th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo. Read More
    • 4. Winter Market at WInterfest. Read More
    • 5. 9th Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo. Read More
    Sign Up
    HEC-TV NewsLetter

    Playing Now

    • 14:30 | Liquid Light Presented by HEC Media
    • 16:00 | Arts Presented by HEC Media
    • 17:00 | Science Presented by HEC Media
    • 18:00 | HEC Media Documentary
    • 19:30 | HEC Media Documentary