Tracy Heather Strain


Tracy Heather Strain

Tracy Heather Strain is a documentary filmmaker and producer of educational videos and museum segments.

Her credits include: co-producer/director, When the Bough Breaks for California Newsreel’s duPont-Colubmia award-winning Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?, producer/director, Building the Alaska Highway for American Experience; co-producer, Adrift for Tom Curran’s Night Train Pictures; producer/director/writer, The Story We Tell for California Newsreel’s Race: The Power of an Illusion ; and producer/director/writer Bright Like a Sun and The Dream Keepers for Blackside’s I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts, which won a George Foster Peabody Award among other honors.

Strain’s other credits include the multi-award-winning PBS series The Great Depression (Associate Producer/Researcher) and America’s War on Poverty (Series Researcher) as well as Discover: The World of Science (Associate Producer). Her forays into dramatic filmmaking include work at the distribution company Cinecom and a position as art department coordinator on Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala.

A principal in The Film Posse, Inc., Strain is presently developing and producing a number of projects including A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Essential Donut Stories and with Chiz Schultz Inc., the multiplatform Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project about the life, art, and times of the playwright best known for A Raisin in the Sun.

Source: Filmmakers Collaborative

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Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undis