Hidden Figures Background

“Hidden Figures” was released on January 17, 2017. This film tells the untold story of three very smart and outstanding African-American women who worked at NASA in the 60s. This movie portrays the experiances they went through at work, in society, and at home in preparation for the first orbit around the earth that launched John Glenn. They three women were Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaugha,  and Mary Jackson. These three women worked as mathmetians in Nasa. In the movie, Katherine is played by Taraji P. Henson, Dorothy by Octavia Spencer, and Mary by Janelle Monae.

Why caused me to go watch it?

I went to go watch this film a day after it came out in theaters. It had caught my attention because during the time this movie was released we were covering a lot about the abolition of slavery in my US History class, and it was mentioned during a conversion with the teacher.

What was I expecting?

When I first watched the trailer for this movie, I was strucked with awe. I knew it was going to be a good movie, especially because one of the main characters was going to be played by Taraji P. Henson. Also, I was expecting to visually experiance a movie that was going to provide me with a great beginning, middle, and end. The trailer may have impressed me, but the film had just impacted me.

Why did I love it?

Personally, I love to learn about the Civil rights Movement in the 50s-60s. I especially love to watch films that give me a very good vision of theh segregation and discrimination during that time. The experinces that these women had were real in this movie. For me, all these experiances that they went through worked for me. The movie does such an amazing job at portraying Katherine, Dorothy, and Mary, and what they had to do, to pursue their dreams. This film is so moving because, the women in the movie never gave up, neither did they in real life.


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