Beth Murphy
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Beth Murphy is founder of the film and media company Principle Pictures, and Director of GroundTruth Films. She believes in the power of storytelling to understand our world and begin to make it a better place. Her work as producer, director, journalist, writer, and photographer is focused on human rights, equality and justice, and she is most driven to tell the stories of those who are shining a light in some of the darkest corners of our world. As Director of GroundTruth Films, Murphy is training and mentoring the next generation of foreign correspondents and filmmakers. Murphy has directed and produced nearly 20 documentary films (including the features Beyond Belief and The List) that have screened at film festivals and aired on broadcast networks globally. Her work as a multi-media producer, Impact Campaign director and author raises awareness and promotes action for issues and causes that demand social change. Her most recent Impact Campaign for her film What Tomorrow Brings makes history for building the first free private college for women in an Afghan village. A previous Impact Campaign she spearheaded with her film Beyond Belief helped to build the first women’s center in the country. A detailed analysis of the campaign can be found here. Community, teacher and student engagement has been achieved through partnerships with Columbia University Teachers College, Facing History and Ourselves, the Mass Humanities Council, and numerous educational collaboratives.

  • What Tomorrow Brings (Trailer)