“Despite struggling for three years to find work, Rebecca Danigelis is learning to enjoy life–thanksSIAN-PIERRE REGIS
by Sheila Callaham
“Sian-Pierre Regis’ documentary Duty Free chronicles the story of his mother, Rebecca Danigelis, who was fired without cause at age 75 from her job as a hotel housekeeper.
“Danigelis had spent her life working in hospitality and prided herself on perfection. While she admits to having seen other people pushed out of the workplace as they got older, she was determined it would never happen to her.
“Until it did.
“On the day she was fired, the first person she called was Regis. She’d cashed out most of her 401(k) to pay for his college education, and when he asked how much money she had saved, the answer was frightening–only $600.
“Danigelis needed another job and fast.”
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