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Friday, June 14
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004



Nesa Azimi


Nesa Azimi, Nicolas Borel, Ines Hofmann Kanna


Nesa Azimi, Nicolas Borel


Carissa Henderson, Victor Tadashi Suárez, Joel Van Haren

After losing everything, former stripper Desiree Wood takes a second lease on life as a long-haul truck driver. Alongside an irreverent group of women drivers, she fights for a life on the road. While separated by miles of highway, the lines of communication between Desiree and her friends remain open as they track each other over their headsets in real time. Determined to leave behind the violence of their pasts, they are bound together by their love of life on the road and a desire for a world apart from men. Despite the independence that they find in the cab of the truck, the dangers of driving and the threat of sexual assault are ever-present.

Desiree constantly tries to balance her ambitions as a leader with the all-consuming reality of being a driver. As the proud new owner of her own rig, her truck is constantly at risk of being taken from her. In a rapidly disappearing American labor landscape, Desiree and her fellow drivers rally against the crushing forces of an industry indifferent to their survival. Being part of this sisterhood means everything to Desiree—having found her place in the world, she is determined to keep it.

Director, Driver

Nesa Azimi is a director, producer, and editor living in New York City. She started at The Maysles Documentary Center and has since been on staff as a producer for Rain Media, PBS Frontline, Fault Lines on Al Jazeera, National Geographic, and the Ciné Institute of Haiti. Three films she helped produce for Frontline have been recognized with Emmy Awards. Nesa is a former fellow with the Sundance Institute, NYSCA/NYFA, the Firelight Documentary Lab, and the Points North Institute. Driver is her first feature film.