Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story

About the true life story of Diana Kilmury, an extraordinary Canadian truck driver that fights to end the corruption in her Union, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. She rallies support and gains respect of the rank and file, becoming Vice President of the Union.

Along the way she counters sexism in the traditionally male occupation she has chosen. Her personal life, much of it focused on helping her son deal with his disability, is drawn into the struggle as she must fight the union for his long-term disability.

"While the election was won, I'm sure her union battles aren't over. When the film's publicist tried to reach Kilmury for an interview, she was busy on the other line sorting out fire bomb threats in l.a. Our Labour Relations Board hearings positively pale by comparison."
Playback Magazine

Gemini Awards 1997:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program - Barbara Williams

Gemini Awards 1997 Nominations:
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program - Sturla Gunnarsson
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program - Stuart Margolin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program - Nicholas Campbell
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series - Jeff Warren
Best TV Movie - Laszlo Barna, Anne Wheeler, Christine Shipton
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program - J.W. Meadowfield, Anne Wheeler

CableACE Awards 1997: International Dramatic Special or Series/Movie or Miniseries - Laszlo Barna, Anne Wheeler, Christine Shipton