Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

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Catalogue no: 69541SDG

Media: DVD

Category: Film, May Releases

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9321337173245

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 31-05-2017

Availability: In stock

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.
Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

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Hidden Figures Review by Regina
1) Did you like it?


2) Why?

Let’s set the scene: it’s 1961 in Langley, Virginia, and the protagonists in this movie (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae) work in NASA as “human computers”, employed to be computers at a time where they take up so much space. There are segregated work areas, dining facilities, and bathrooms, and discrimination is still rampant. All three women must overcome challenges in the workplace to achieve their personal goals.

I went in expecting something dry and serious — it’s NASA and mathematics, after all — but Hidden Figures offers much, much more than that. It’s upbeat, inspiring and entertaining, with great performances from the cast. It’s also based on a true story, and while the script does embellish certain facts for the sake of drama, the result is still a thought-provoking film.

3) “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You enjoy feel-good movies that empower women!

4) “This movie made me think about…”

How each and every person plays a part in something bigger, and how many of those stories are left untold.

5) Overall rating?

Four and a half stars. (Posted on 30/03/2017)