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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
An author writes a book from the point of view of African-American maids in the American south in the 1960s.
The film is adapted from Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name. The movie was filmed in Mississippi where the story takes place.