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BROADs Sonja Hammer reviews the wonderful Hollywood film Hidden Figures, based on a true story,it’s a cinematic story set in the early 1960s America where 3 African American Women scientists breakdown more then just the ‘glass ceiling’ in The Space Race, as they work in NASA during a time of heightened tensions of  racism,white feminism and sexism.

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Description : ‘Hidden Figures shines a spotlight on the heretofore unheralded contributions of three African-American women to NASA during the crucial days of the Space Race in the early 1960s. Taraji P. Henson plays mathematician Katharine Johnson, whose prodigious mind let her perform complex calculations from a very early age. The film also chronicles the stories of programmer Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), who all found themselves working separately and unequally from their white peers.’ 

Some background on the True stories of these amazing women here.

Music By Pharell Willaims and Janelle Monae, and Hans Zimmer. 

 

 

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