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Raising Bertie | POV | PBS

Find out more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/raisingbertie/
Raising Bertie is streaming on POV through September 27, 2017:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/raisingbertie/video/raising-bertie/

A film by Margaret Byrne

Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).