Austin Film Festival presents Raising Bertie

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Austin Film Festival presents POV Series- <i>Raising Bertie</i>
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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.

Event Details



Santa Cruz Center for Culture
1805 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702


Ticket Info

Admission is free.