JACKSON MISSISSIPPI:1963INT. AIBILEEN'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - EVENINGAIBILEEN, black, 53, stands at a kitchen sink washing dishes.She wears a yellow dress with black piping.Two framed portraits hang on the wall above her: Jesus Christand an UNKNOWN YOUNG BLACK MALE wearing thick glasses.Aibileen swallows hard.AIBILEENI wasborn in 1911...ChickasawCounty, Piedmont Plantation.An UNSEEN WOMAN interviews Aibileen.WOMAN (O.C.)Did you know as a girl, growing up,that one day
be a maid?AIBILEENYes, ma'am. I did.WOMAN (O.C.)And you knew that because?AIBILEENMy momma was a maid. My grandmomma was a house slave.The woman repeats Aibileen's answer slowly as she writes.WOMAN (O.C.)A...house...slave.Aibileen looks to the floor for a moment.WOMAN (O.C.)Do you ever dream of being somethingelse?Aibileen nods sadly. The room is quiet.WOMAN (O.C.)What does it feel like, to raise a white child when your own child's athome...beinglooked after bysomebody else?AIBILEENIt feel...1.