Redford Center Advisors

Tracy Rector


Tracy Rector brings to the practice of storytelling a passion for amplifying and uplifting Indigenous and Global Majority creatives. As an Emmy® Award-winning producer, she carries three decades of experience as a community organizer, educator, filmmaker, film programmer, arts curator and activist all infused with her deep roots in plant medicine. For the last 25 years, she has directed and produced over 400 films including shorts, features, music videos, and virtual reality projects. In 2023, FORBES recognized Tracy as a global climate leader changing the Film and TV Industries.

Tracy’s work has been featured on Independent Lens, ImagineNative, PBS, and National Geographic, as well as at international film festivals including Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto. She is currently a programmer with the Seattle International Film Festival, served as a Seattle Arts Commissioner for 8 years, is a Stranger Genius Award recipient, sits on the boards of Working Films and the Flaherty Seminar and is an inaugural Advisory Council Member for the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. She enjoys travel, design, waterfall hikes, and learning about new cultural, creative and social ecology movements. She is a proud mother of two adults.