September 21, 2016 2:03 pm
Raising Bertie, has just been awarded the Best Documentary Feature prize at Atlanta Docufest. This is its second accolade from Atlanta in short succession; director Margaret Byrne was also honored with 2016 Best Director Award from The Atlanta Underground Film Festival in August 2016. Raising Bertie portrays the lives of three boys in rural African American community of Bertie County, North Carolina. Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell face challenges of racism, violence and families breaking apart. The film provides a voice to youth nationwide who suffer from the effects of poverty and educational discrimination. Upcoming screenings of Raising Bertie include the Downtown L.A. Film Festival in California on September 24 at 5PM, and the Chicago International Film Festival, on Sunday October 23rd, 2016. Find out more at www.raisingbertie.com.