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The film alternates between triumph and tragedy, but there's never a moment that doesn't feel intimate and authentic in its 96-minute running time.
Byrne provides no voice-over and very few titles, trusting the viewer to make their own political and social interpretations.
Byrne, who followed her subjects over a six-year period, powerfully drives home what is obvious and yet what most of us fail to see: Bertie County is America.
An illuminating look at a black community's rural realities.
Raising Bertie charts nothing less than what it's like to try to grow up free in the prison capital of the world.
There are times when Raising Bertie can seem a bit too unfocused, but it's a project that always feels worthwhile for the opportunity it provides to expand an often-narrow view of the country.
By keeping talking heads - and most authority figures outside of moms, Saunders and other teachers - out of the film and letting the young men speak and dream of their future show glimmers of hope and an indomitable spirit, even in the bleakest prospects.
Margaret Byrne's Raising Bertie is a testament to patience, empathy, and a willingness to allow the subjects and the material to define the form of a documentary...
Raising Bertie is the kind of movie that understands the intrinsic link between the political and the personal.
The documentary mistakes its access to quotidian behaviors as evidence of the need for comprehensive educational and financial reform.
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