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PENELOPE JAGESSAR CHAFFER
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BIO

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, artist, and environmentalist and is the first black female director to have been nominated for a British Academy Film Award. She is the director, producer, and technologist behind Toxic Baby (2016) and the Detoxed Project, the world’s first customized interactive documentary app and digital health platform. Chaffer has been named to the top 100 Green Online Influencers and has been recognized for her work by Healthy Child Healthy World and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Chaffer’s TED talk with Tyrone Hayes on the effects of toxic chemicals on babies and children has been viewed over 300,000 times.