The official website for Beti Films' Raising Bertie is now live! Raising Bertie is a feature documentary that follows three young men over the course of five years as they grow into adulthood in Bertie County, a small African American-led farming community in North Carolina. Through the intimate portrayal of these young men, we see the issues facing America’s rural youth and the repercussions of a woefully underfunded rural public school system. Their stories shed light on the complex relationships between family, economics and education.
Raising Bertie is directed by Beti Films founder Margaret Byrne and shot by Director of Photography Jon Stuyvesant. The film is a co-production with Kartemquin Films. Both Byrne and Stuyvesant will be presenting a sneak peak of Raising Bertie tonight at Kartemquin's 3rd Annual Spring Showcase.
The site is optimized for desktop viewing but can be viewed on mobile as well. You can view the website here.