What Tomorrow Brings

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With unprecedented access, WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS goes inside the very first girls’ school in one small Afghan village. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduation in 2015, the film traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan. Filmmaker Beth Murphy embeds herself in this school and community for a most intimate look at what it really means to be a girl growing up in Afghanistan today.


  • 2016 Woods Hole Film Festival – Audience Award/Best of the Festival winner
  • 2016 Hotdocs official selection
  • 2016 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival official selection
  • 2016 Camden International Film Festival official selection

In the news

  • “One U.S. woman’s vision is changing the lives of girls in rural Afghanistan” – New York Times (Mar. 4, 2016)
  • “‘Twas The Night Before Graduation” – Huffington Post (Dec. 14, 2015)
  • Ominous signs en route to a unique school for girls in Afghanistan – Public Radio International (Aug. 29, 2015)

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Resources for educators

To help your students get the most out of the WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS educational experience, download the study guide that has been written to accompany the film. Written by The HotDocs Docs for Schools Program, the WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS curriculum is designed to help explore essential questions and provide discussion resources.

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Beth Murphy

Edited by
Mary Lampson
Kevin Belli
Nathan Tisdale

Kevin Belli
Elissa Bogos Mirzaei
Beth Murphy

Executive Producer
Charles Sennott
Debra McLeod

Nathan Tisdale

Associate Producer
Ashima Duggal
Peter Norton

Music by Oovra Music

Music Producer and Editor
Benjamin Krause

Post Production Facility
the OutPost at WGBH

Colorist / Online Editor
Jim Ferguson

Sound Mix
John Jenkins, CAS