Beth Murphy is a documentary producer, director, author and university professor. She is the founder of Principle Pictures, an independent film company committed to giving voice to the voiceless, raising awareness about important social issues, and inspiring education and action through entertainment. Murphy directed and produced, BEYOND BELIEF, an acclaimed feature documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win Grand Jury and Audience Awards at film festivals across the United States. Her programs are broadcasted on numerous national and international networks including The Sundance Channel, The History Channel, Discovery, Lifetime and PBS.
She is most recently the winner of the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television and the One Shared World International Outreach Award.
She authored Fighting for Our Future (McGraw Hill, 2003), a companion book to one of her films, and is a contributing author to Open My Eyes, Open My Soul (McGraw Hill 2004). As an adjunct professor, Murphy has taught international media and media ethics courses at Suffolk University and American University Paris. Murphy holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in International Relations and International Communications from Boston University. She studied documentary filmmaking at George Washington University. Murphy is the Board Chair of the International Institute of Boston, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees.