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Raising Bertie (2017)

Raising Bertie
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Recorded over six years, Raising Bertie delivers an authentic and tender portrait of the lives of three young boys as they face a precarious coming of age within Bertie County, a rural African-American community in North Carolina. This documentary weaves the young men’s stories together as the boys navigate school, unemployment, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors, all while trying to define their identities. Intimate access depicts an honest portrayal of the boys' perspectives and an in-depth look at issues facing rural America's youth and what happens in the everyday lives of young people caught in the complex interplay of generational poverty, economic isolation and educational inequity.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 9th, 2017 (Limited) by Gunpowder & Sky
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, North Carolina, Race Relations, Poverty, Coming of Age, Life in a Small Town
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Kartemquin Films, Beti Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Reginald “Junior” Askew*    Himself
David “Bud” Perry    Himself
Davonte “Dada” Harrell*    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Margaret Byrne    Producer
Ian Robertson Kibbe    Producer
Jon Stuyvesant    Director of Photography
Jon Stuyvesant    Co-Producer
Leslie Simmer    Editor
Ryan Gleeson    Additional Editor
Hillary Bachelder    Additional Editor
Frances Cedro    Additional Editor
J. Cole    Executive Producer
Justine Nagan    Executive Producer
Gordon Quinn    Executive Producer

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