(In)justice For All Film Festival - Raising Bertie

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 310 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Raising Bertie
Directed by Margaret Byrne

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—as they come of age over the course of six years. 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.

The filmmakers will be on hand to discuss this project with the audience.

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Screening, Performance, Film


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