Green Festival Speakers

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer


Penelope Jagessar Chaffer is the Director/Producer/Writer and Editor of the upcoming feature documentary film Toxic Baby. She is a multi award winning filmmaker and the first black, female director to be nominated for a British Academy Award.

Penelope gave a TED talk at the prestigious TEDWoman conference, alongside luminaries such as Hilary Clinton, Naomi Klein and Madeline Albright, with renowned environmental biologist Tyrone Hayes.

She" target="_blank">http://healthychild.org/get-involved/mom_on_a_mission/winners/2010_mom_on_a_mission_penelope_jagessar_chaffer/">She has been honored by the children's environmental health non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World (named as one of Mrs. Michelle Obama's two causes.) HCHW counts Meryl Streep and Erin Brockovitch as supporters and advisory board members.

Penelope lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.