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Hidden Figures

Genre: Biographical, Drama

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Featured as one of the top 10 films of 2016, Hidden Figures is about a team of female African-American mathematicians who worked in NASA during the early U.S. space programs. This is the untold story of the brains behind a milestone moment in American space history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) were legendary African-American women who contributed to one of the most significant moments of NASA’s history. They are better known for their ability to calculate the launch and execute the safe return of the astronaut John Glenn. Without their ingenuity and dedication, the mission would not have been possible. The movie is based on the true stories of these three women, known as “human computers,” who rose to the ranks of NASA scientists.

The film turns their story of achievement into an audience pleasing visual narrative. At the same time, it highlights women’s role in scientific research, where they balance both personal and professional lives for success. Watch this movie to see how women are able to cross barriers of race and gender, to dream big and make history. An unsung tale of three extraordinary women captured forever in a remarkable film, “Hidden Figures” is an inspirational film for every wannabe woman achiever.