RELEASE DATE: 6th January 2017
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 7 minutes
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
This movie is based around the U.S space race with a focus on black rights and segregation that was prominent in that time. I did not know that there were African American women in NASA and found this to be such an interesting element of American history that I was unaware of. This is a character driven movie and the three main actresses were amazing in their roles and really drove the movie. Hidden Figures highlights the issues with segregation during the space race and the important role African American women played in the race to space. This is a movie of empowerment and acknowledges overlooked individuals in NASA at the time. This is an important movie about a topic that needs to be seen.
Keep Calm and Read On,