Tracy Rector

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Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector (Seminole/Choctaw) is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Longhouse Media. After having worked with over 2000 youth, since January of 2005, Longhouse Media has seen the artistic and community growth of many young Native filmmakers. As an educator and co-founder Tracy has worked from the ground level in organizing this success in tandem with her passion for filmmaking. With her first feature projects, Tracy learned how to bring oral tradition into a contemporary storytelling format while also identifying how the Coast Salish communities wanted to be involved in the filmmaking process. Her films have had national broadcast and distribution with Independent Lens, National PBS, National Geographic's All Roads Project and on the world festival circuit.  In 2009 Tracy received the National Association for Media Literacy award for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education (previously awarded to Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers). She is a recent Sundance Institute Lab Fellow and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice. Tracy was raised in Seattle and Albuquerque, both homes have inspired her artistic and cultural vision. She currently works and lives in Seattle with her two boys.     

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Filmmaker
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Seminole/Choctaw
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A short video from Longhouse Media where they ask Ernest Webb (Cree) his thoughts on talking about Reel Injun and Down the Mighty River at the Ciné Alter'Natif (Film Festival) in France.

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A short film about Solomon Calvert-Adrea's travels to France where he presented the films he has worked on as well as other films from Longhouse Media. While there he also spoke about his experiences with SuperFly and Longhouse Media's other youth programs.

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This fall, Vision Maker Media brought together a large group of filmmakers for professional development and networking at the Vision Maker Media Producers Workshop 2012 and NAMAC Conference. This was my first time attending their training and gathering.

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