John de Graaf


John de Graaf is a filmmaker, author, public speaker and activist.  He has produced more than 40 films.  He co-produced and co-wrote the popular films and books, AFFLUENZA and WHAT’S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? 

He co-founded Take Back Your Time, the Happiness Alliance and his current project, And Beauty for All.  He has taught at the Evergreen State College, has spoken at SCORAI conferences in Vancouver, BC and Worcester, MA, and has been an adviser to the government of Bhutan.  He serves on the board of Earth Island Institute, is a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences of the US and Canada, a member of the Balaton Group and an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

He is currently working on a film about how Vallejo, CA may become a model for the Green New Deal. He lives in Seattle.