Conversations | Tracy Heather Strain

by Tim Gordon

On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with two-time Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award winner, Tracy Heather Strain to discuss her upcoming documentary, Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space.

The co-founder of The Film Posse, Strain is no stranger to documenting the lives of powerful women. We talk about this legendary talent that truly was ahead of her time.

The documentary covers the life of Hurston, an author, anthropologist, and filmmaker who spotlighted racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on hoodoo. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. She also wrote more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays.

Check out the Conversation, below: