Films With A Purpose (FWAP)
As if the founding of the now 25-year-old Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) was not enough to make an impact for African Americans in film, now comes the physical manifestation of another closely held passion of philanthropist Sandra Evers-Manly entitled, “Films with a Purpose” (FWAP) finishing fund. An initiative of the BHERC.
With a firm understanding of the impact that film has on society, Ms. Evers-Manly has established an “innovative fund”, to provide independent and diverse students and filmmakers who need funding to tell the stories that no one else will. However, those selected will receive much more than dollars, they receive a champion for their project and real mentorship with key partners.
The goal of FWAP is to support the completion and distribution of diverse films. Those selected will tell stories that impact, educate and inspire the hearts and mind of the viewer. Not just satisfied with providing entertainment, these films will move the audience intent on catapulting them into action around critical issues such as health, impacting violence, race relations, innovation and history. Stories emphasizing both the struggle AND joy of life.
Unlike the BHERC which she founded in 1996, FWAP fund is more than an advocate for filmmakers of color. It is an innovative and provocative resource for use in assaulting the ills that plague our society, that scream for action and answers; giving a platform to a new generation of filmmakers and artists.
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