Nesa Azimi (Director & Producer) is a New York City-based filmmaker with nearly a decade of experience in long-form broadcast production, having worked on over a dozen socially-driven, current affairs documentaries. Her subjects have ranged from an investigation of Firestone’s dealings with war criminal Charles Taylor during the Liberian Civil War, 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 as a producer and associate with Rain Media for FRONTLINE PBS, Fault Lines on Al Jazeera, National Geographic, and the Ciné Institute of Haiti. Her work at FRONTLINE was recognized with two Emmy Awards, four Emmy nominations, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She is a fellow with the Points North Institute ‘19 and the Firelight Documentary Lab ’19 - ‘21. Driver, which received the Points North Pitch Award at the Camden International Film Festival ‘19, will be her first feature film.
Driver is a forthcoming feature-length documentary about a vital community of women long-haul truck drivers.