About the film
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Release Date: August 09, 2011
|Slogan||:||«Change begins with a whisper.»|
|Production Companies||:||1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures, Touchstone Pictures|
|Producers||:||Kerry Barden, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan, Paul Schnee, Jeff Skoll, Tate Taylor, Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, John Norris, Jennifer Blum, Brunson Green, Robin Sweet, Russell Allen, Nate Berkus, L. Dean Jones Jr., Sonya Lunsford, Adam Cole|
|Writers||:||Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett|
Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.