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Examining the struggles of a technology-focused alternative high school in rural North Carolina founded by a local citizen, activist, and parent

Raising Bertie is a documentary film that examines the struggles of a technology-focused alternative high school in rural North Carolina founded by a local citizen, activist, and parent. The film follows the stories of three students in the school's inaugural class over four years. Raising Bertie takes a close look at the challenges of preparing rural youth living in poverty to participate in the 21st Century economy when they are dealing with multiple social and emotional factors that inhibit their ability to succeed.

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