Tracy Rector is a mixed heritage filmmaker, curator, community organizer, and activist. She has directed and produced over 400 short films including the award-winning Teachings of the Tree People, March Point, Ch'aak' S'aagi, Reciprocity Project and is currently in distribution with three feature documentaries including Outta the Muck. As an impact producer, Tracy was the lead for the feature film Dawnland, which aired on the 2018/2019 Independent Lens season. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic’, Toronto International Film Festival, and Sundance.
Tracy’s Longhouse Media trained over 3,000 young people and focused on galvanizing the Indigenous and local community through film production. Tracy is a 2016 Stranger Genius, has received the National Association for Media Literacy award for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education, is a Firelight Media Fellow, WGBH Producer Fellow, Sundance Institute Lab Fellow, Tribeca All Access Grantee, and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice. Tracy is a proud board member of the Mize Family Foundation and Working Films.