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In 'Duty Free,' A Mother And Son Go On An 'Epic Bucket List Adventure For The Generations'

Released Friday, 7th May 2021
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Journalist Sian-Pierre Regis and his mother, Rebecca Danigelis, became something of a minor sensation in 2017 when word got out that, following Rebecca’s sudden firing from her decades-long hotel housekeeping job, Sian-Pierre came up with a novel way to help her cope: He asked her to create a bucket list of things she’d always wanted to do, but that her job had kept her from trying. He documents their sometimes-joyful, sometimes-profound journey in the new film Duty Free , a movie they hope will shed light on the experiences of caregivers and the obstacles facing the older generation in this country. KMUW's Fletcher Powell recently spoke with Sian-Pierre Regis and Rebecca Danigelis about the shock that set their story into motion. Sian-Pierre Regis : You know, this film in a lot of ways was a cry for help on my part. When my mom lost her job and was given two weeks pay and essentially an eviction notice, I realized that her world was crumbling and that the only person that would be
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