Showing as part of Living Proof: Short Films by Ground Truth Films.

Breadwinner highlights the power of girls’ education to address the impacts of climate change and extremism in Afghanistan. As families grapple with the impacts of drought, some farmers begin growing illegal and extremist-linked opium poppy while others find an unlikely solution to their crisis: educated, working women. This film continues the filmmakers’ commitment to in-depth reporting in Afghanistan where they spent 7 years making the feature documentary What Tomorrow Brings (Emmy-nominated, PBS/POV series and winner of 2017 Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont and Overseas Press Club Awards).

DIRECTOR: Beth Murphy


Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 PM — The Wilson Center

FREE; reservations required



2018 AF 10 min
Festival Year: 2018
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Global Perspectives