Endowed by Tracey's colleagues, friends and family, the prize will be awarded annually to an emerging Canadian filmmaker who exemplifies Tracey's approach to the documentary form: 'with passion, humour, a strong sense of social justice and a personal point of view.'
The award-winning director, writer and narrator of 14 documentary films, among them Bhopal: The Search for Justice, Abby, I Hardly Knew 'Ya and The Anatomy of Burlesque, Tracey was also print and broadcast journalist. She died in October 2006 at age 49 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.
North America's largest documentary festival, Hot Docs runs April 19-29, 2007 in Toronto. The inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award will be presented on April 27.