Tracy Heather Strain

Tracy Heather Strain, co-founder of The Film Posse, is a director, writer and producer of documentaries and non-fiction media projects for screens large and small. Her credits for the PBS history series American Experience include serving as director and producer of "Building the Alaska Highway,” producer of “Silicon Valley”; and coordinating producer for “The Battle of Chosin,” “The Mine Wars” and “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station.” Other credits include “When the Bough Breaks” for the du Pont Columbia Award-winning series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?; “The Story We Tell," for RACE: The Power of an Illusion; and her directorial debut “Bright Like a Sun” and “The Dream Keepers” for Blackside’s I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Art, which won a George Foster Peabody Award and Organization of American Historians’ Erik Barnouw Award, among other honors. A graduate of Wellesley College (American Studies) and Harvard Graduate School of Education (Technology, Innovation and Education), Tracy is a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design. She, along with her husband/partner, Randall MacLowry just completed Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first feature biography documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the artist/activist best known for writing A Raisin in the Sun, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and will air on PBS’s American Masters in January 2018.

  • Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Official Trailer