Tracy Heather Strain

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Film Projects


I am a documentary filmmaker working as The Film Posse with my partner Randall MacLowry. Our most recent directing, writing and producing effort is "American Oz" for American Experience. I am the director, writer and producer of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry. In addition, I am the Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, Associate Director of the College of Film and the Moving Image and an Associate Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University. There I teach courses in documentary production, history and storytelling as well as co-direct with MacLowry, the Wesleyan Documentary Project. I am presenting writing, directing and co-producing a film about Zora Neale Hurston focusing on her life focused on her participation in anthropology.