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A Powerful Vérité Film
"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 – over six-years as they come of age. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s stories together as they try to define their identities; they navigate unemployment, institutional racism, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors."
We Designed: Official poster used for film festivals.
Bringing Focus to Youth in Rural America
"Rural minorities like the youth in Bertie represent some of the nation’s most vulnerable and least visible individuals. Rural child poverty rates continue to rise and poverty rates for minorities in rural areas are nearly three times that of rural whites. Despite this, the national media and educational reform movement have focused primarily on the needs of urban and non-rural youth, largely ignoring this vital segment of America. This is particularly troubling considering that rural areas provide most of our food, house most of our prisoners, and provide a large number of our armed personnel."
We Designed: Key illustration used in various marketing collateral.
A Unique Longitudal Observation
"Raising Bertie is an experience that asks us to see this world through their eyes, inciting recognition of lives and communities too often ignored. Intimate access provides a unique longitudinal observation of the everyday, and what happens in the lives of young people caught in the complex interplay of generational poverty, educational inequity, and race."
We Designed: Official website, built in Wordpress.