POV: Raising Bertie On-demand

POV: Raising Bertie On-demand

Caption: Davonte "Dada" Harrell

Credit: Margaret Byrne

Like many rural areas, Bertie County, NC 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. Raising Bertie is a documentary by Margaret Byrne and a co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

Caption: Junior and his car. Credit: Margaret Byrne