In Raising Bertie three African American boys come of age in in rural Bertie County, NC, challenged by poverty and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. An intimate portrayal of the transition from boyhood into adult lives, this raw and starkly poetic film challenges us to see the value in lives too often ignored.
Rural education is the next frontier in American school reform. One-in-four students attend school in a rural community and two out of every five of these students live in poverty. In spite of this, the national education reform movement has focused primarily on the needs of low-income urban students.
A co-production of Kartemquin Films and Beti Films. The film is funded in part by the MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation.
The Indian Lake Theater is proud to present this documentary film in collaboration with the Office of the Hamilton County Historian through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. FREE ADMISSION.