“In any year, our lives would come to a screeching halt without truck drivers like Tamara, and—like many women of color in this country—she is at a particularly perilous intersection of barriers during Covid-19. She is vulnerable, underpaid and overworked, without guaranteed paid sick leave nor hazard pay, and yet she is an essential worker. But this is not a social issue documentary. The film celebrates Tamara’s autonomy and resilience, pertinent themes in our lives in 2022.”
Dana Reilly is a documentary filmmaker. Her films are intimate and collaborative, exploring how work, love, and family shape women’s sense of self. She is grateful to those who share their stories and time with her.
Her work has screened at SXSW, Big Sky, Hot Springs, and Cinequest film festivals. Her most recent film, MS DIVA TRUCKER, won the Jury Award at the PBS Shorts Festival and is currently available to stream on NoBudge.com.
Born in New York City, she spent her formative years in London, England and currently lives and works in Austin, TX where she recently earned her MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
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