Lindalee Tracey

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Lindalee Tracey ((1957-05-14)May 14, 1957 – (2006-10-19)October 19, 2006) was a Canadian broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and exotic dancer.[1][2] Tracey first appeared on screen in the movie Not a Love Story, a controversial 1981 film about pornography. Her credits include work on many films on controversial topics.

Tracey died on October 19, 2006 after a four-year battle with breast cancer.[1]


Her appearance as a journalist in the film Not a Love Story marked a career change for Tracey.[1] Bonnie Sherr Klein, one of the film's producers, described meeting Tracey when she was working as an exotic dancer. Sherr Klein described being impressed that Tracey's act was different than those of other exotic dancers she met researching the film—playful and intelligent, allowing her to retain a greater measure of autonomy and self-respect. Tracey was hired to serve as one of the film's researchers and presenters.

Following her work on the film Tracey started working as a writer and researcher, and later a producer.[1] Tracey and her husband, fellow producer Peter Raymont, set up a production company that produced many of their later works. Most of the documentaries she worked on were serious, issue-oriented films.

She and Raymont created the television drama The Border, which was eventually broadcast in 2008.


Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography
The Undefended Border
A Sephardic Journey: Solly Lévy... From Morocco to Montreal
Anatomy of Burlesque
Other Tongues
Bhopal: The Search for Justice

Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya

Lindalee Tracey Award[edit]

Tracey's friends and family created the Lindalee Tracey Award to celebrate her memory and her accomplishments.[3] A Canadian filmmaker is given the annual award at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbara Korte: Another world. Lindalee Tracey's journey into poor Canada and traditions of home touring. In: New worlds. Discovering and constructing the unknown in anglophone literature. Presented to Walter Pache on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Ed. by Martin Kuester, Gabriele Christ, Rudolf Beck. Vögel, Munich 2000 (Schriften der Philosophischen Fakultäten der Universität Augsburg, 59, Literatur- und sprachwissenschaftliche Reihe) pp 261-276


From The Globe and Mail: LINDALEE TRACEY, FILMMAKER AND WRITER 1957-2006

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