Green Festival Speakers

John de Graaf



John de Graaf has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for over 25 years as an independent producer of television documentaries with a special focus on the environment. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in Prime Time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national and international awards for filmmaking. He produced the following popular PBS specials: "What's the Economy For, Anyway?" that challenged the ways we measure economic successl; "Running Out of Time," an examination of over-work and time pressure in America; and "Affluenza," a humorous critique of American consumerism. He directed and wrote "Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification." John was the first recipient of the de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, now presented annually in his name at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California, and is a co-founder of the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival.