Tracy Heather Strain

Tracy Heather Strain

Director

Biography

Tracy Heather Strain is an award-winning film/video director, producer, writer and researcher of documentaries and nonfiction media. Strain has created and collaborated on range of projects for public television, museums, schools and small businesses. She is greatly interested in using emerging media technologies to present a range of connected, immersive stories on a variety of platforms which also may allow opportunities for audiences to share their own experiences. Strain is co-founder of The Film Posse, a Boston-based production company and serves as project director of the Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project, LLC. She is presently directing and producing Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry. A graduate of Wellesley College, she concentrated in Technology, Innovation and Education at Harvard University. Strain is a Professor of the Practice in Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern University\’s College of Arts, Media and Design.

Films

“The Battle of Chosin" – American Experience (2016)

Role: Other

Coordinating Producer, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA. Two-hour film about one the most harrowing battles of the Korean War. PBS. November 1, 2016 premiere.

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“The Mine Wars" – American Experience (2016)

Role: Other

Coordinating Producer, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA. Two-hour film about the efforts to union the coal mines of southern West Virginia. PBS. February 26, 2016 premiere.

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“The Rise & Fall of Penn Station" – American Experience (2014)

Role: Other

Coordinating Producer, The Film Posse/WGBH, Boston, MA. One-hour film about New York City’s celebrated train station. PBS. February 18, 2014 premiere.

"Silicon Valley" - American Experience (2013)

Role: Producer

Premiered February 5, 2013

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Roots of Health (2010)

Role: Director

ROOTS OF HEALTH, Director/Writer/Co-Producer, The Film Posse for Linda Harrar.
Twenty-minute segment set in Oakland, CA about the role of race and place in creating heath disparities and the potential for change through community empowerment that is part of an hour-long program developed for the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health. PBS.