Raising Bertie

  • CreditProducer

  • Co-production ofKartemquin & Beti Films

  • Release DateJune, 2017

Raising Bertie, is an award-winning documentary following three young African American men for six years as they come of age in the rural South. Directed by Margaret Byrne, the film played festivals around the country in 2016, and was released theatrically across the country and on PBS/POV in 2017. It was supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Southern Documentary Fund. Executive Producers include Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn and J. Cole. 


  • Best Documentary Feature, Atlanta Docufest 2016
  • Best Director, Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2016
  • Best First Time Director, Downtown LA Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention - Best Documentary, Atlanta Film Festival, 2017