Driver follows a dynamic community of women long-haul truck drivers. Threatened by routine sexual violence and bound by a system in which multibillion-dollar megacarriers and oppressive regulatory regimes conspire to leave the individual driver anonymous and disposable, one woman brings together a group of drivers to find strength, solidarity, and self-determination on the road.
About the Filmmakers
Nesa Azimi is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. With seven years of experience in long-form broadcast production, she has worked on over a dozen current affairs documentaries. Her subjects have ranged from an investigation of Firestone’s dealings with war criminal Charles Taylor, to Resignation Syndrome, an inexplicable medical condition afflicting the children of asylum seekers in Sweden. She started out as an intern at The Maysles Documentary Center and has since been on staff for PBS FRONTLINE, Fault Lines on Al Jazeera America, Explorer on National Geographic, and the Ciné Institute of Haiti. Her work for FRONTLINE was recognized with two Emmy Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Four other FRONTLINE films that she helped produce were Emmy-nominated. Nesa is currently a fellow with the Points North Institute ‘19 and the Firelight Documentary Lab, ‘19–21. DRIVER, her first feature film, was awarded Best Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival ‘19.