BHERC – TV is a leading world-wide provider of narrative and documentary short and feature films about the African American experience, as well as content from across the diaspora and diverse populations. Offering an affordable streaming entertainment service with paid memberships in over seven countries, BHERC – TV members enjoy a wide variety of genres and languages and may watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Film lovers can play, pause and resume watching without commercials.
Films are where groundbreaking storytelling is born, and we honor the magic of both short and feature films told through the lens of African American filmmakers. The internet has enabled the value and diversity of fresh voices to escalate allowing the opportunity for emerging African American filmmakers to reach wider audiences. BHERC – TV has positioned itself and stands ready as the launchpad for a new generation of African American filmmakers who want to share their stories on a larger platform.
As we travel around the world the one question that we continuously hear; is when we will make the films shown at the festivals, available for viewing outside of the festival venue. The answer; BHERC – TV !
The goal of BHERC – TV is to provide experiences for Film lovers that will have a long-lasting impact with screenings from our roster of films, as well as accompanying panel discussions, resources and tools. Our filmmakers capture the images and voices of contemporary life in the African American Community. The starting catalogue of films expressing themselves through Animation, Docudrama, and scripted narratives will launch with over 100 short and feature films produced by directors from seven countries from across the globe. BHERC – TV will add a minimum of 10 new films monthly. These films bring to fruition our mission of Entertaining, Empowering and Inspiring our community… BHERC – TV will also showcase films written and directed by middle and high school students from across the country portraying their life experiences.
Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of African Americans in film and television. BHERC programs include film festivals, mentoring, book signings, script readings, film and animation contests, scholarships, and other programs and special events. BHERC also recognizes the contributions of African American men and women in front of and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.