It’s the story of the hidden figures, the women, behind getting America into space. The story that has been long forgotten as the men have taken over. These women are as much heroes as the men who strapped themselves to intercontinental ballistic missiles and hoped for the best.
We have a nice clip showing Katherine Johnson ( Taraji P. Henderson ) standing up for herself so she can attend vital meetings so she can do her job.
The second one is a featurette talking about these 3 plucky women who stood up for themselves that ended up breaking down barriers that were there in the 1960s
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big
Launching into UK cinemas February 17, 2017
Find out more at the official website
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