At a time when women, people of color and homosexuals were confined to the margins of society, Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), best known for A Raisin in the Sun, boldly challenged U.S. society to live up to its ideals. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart tells the dramatic story of the young, gifted and black woman who chose words to fight injustice—on stage and off.
Experience the film screening through a selection of curated clips, followed by a Q&A with director Tracy Heather Strain. Classrooms will be able to ask questions and have them in answered in real time through the unique OVEE viewing experience.
This free virtual classroom event will take place on February 1, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Register here.
Tracy Heather Strain
Strain is an award-winning filmmaker and film/video director, producer, writer, and consultant with over 28 years of experience. Lorraine Hansberry was one of her earliest role models, and her film “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry” is the first feature documentary about the artist.
Moderator: Andrea Woods
Andrea Woods is the 2017 Missouri PBS Digital Innovator. Her passion for social justice drives her project-based, technology-infused, culturally relevant Humanities curriculum. In 2009, she began her teaching career as a Teach for American Corps Member in Phoenix, AZ and has been teaching ever since in the states and abroad. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
This virtual learning opportunity is powered by OVEE: a shared media viewing experience. Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.
Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.