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Uplifting Black Voices: Raising Bertie Screening


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Show Dates & Times

  • August 7, 2018 @ 9:26 pm


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In our partnership with The Seventh Art Stand, Bag&Baggage will be screening Raising Bertie – a feature documentary about three African American boys coming of age in rural North Carolina – for one night only on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30pm. Set in Bertie County (a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina), Raising Bertie takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys – Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell – over six-years as they come of age. This powerful vérité film produced by Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), Raising Bertie movingly weaves the young men’s stories together as they try to define their identities, interconnecting narratives of family, youthful innocence, first love, systemic racism, educational inequity, poverty and unemployment, and the will to succeed in the face of formidable odds.

Q&A discussion to follow the screening, with Equity Facilitator James Dixon.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV.