The Health Aide by Fausto Lucignani | Script Revolution

The Health Aide

After an African-American health aide starts working for an elderly Italian-American woman, she realizes that psychological slavery is still alive.

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Real Life
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This drama tells the story of Etta, a thirty-something African-American health aide and Martha, an Italian-American woman in her 80s. After Etta starts attending to Martha’s medical needs, she realizes that Martha is deeply biased against black people and she views psychological slavery as a normal fact of life. When Martha’s son Joey, a Mafia boss, stops at her house to get her approval for the assassination of a family member, Etta has to endure additional humiliations. But just for a few hours.

Submitted: March 21, 2018
Last Updated: July 15, 2021

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The Writer: Fausto Lucignani

I was born in Rome, Italy and came to the USA at 25. After settling in New Jersey, I received a cum laude International Marketing degree from Montclair State University. A few years ago, I developed a strong interest in screenwriting and story telling. This year one of my stories has been a finalist in the Hollywood Reporter's international contest "Defining Moments." In addition, I have written numerous short and feature scripts. My writing style is concentrated on stories reflecting real life and everyday people. My scripts have been produced in England, Canada and the United States. Please see Fausto Lucignani IMDB for additional details. My latest script (in Italian) has been optioned... Go to bio

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