Hidden Figures

This film has three major themes; the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the civil rights movement, and the feminist campaign for equality of opportunity and reward for women in the workplace. These are interwoven with the true(ish) stories of three Afro-American female mathematicians.

Directed with a light touch, and unashamedly aimed at the popular entertainment market, it manages to be both entertaining and uplifting. And I left feeling I had learned something about a story I had known nothing about.

****

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