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Monday, March 04, 2019

Free Hidden Figures screening on March 5 | Entertainment - The Voice Online

Register now to watch the big screen story of three black female mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme.

HIDDEN FIGURES: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe all star in the film
Photo: 20th Century Fox
BLACKBURNE HOUSE Café Bar in Liverpool will celebrate International Women’s Week with a screening of a movie helmed by three black women.
Hidden Figures, based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, tells the story of three black female mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme.

The film stars Taraji P Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions, soul singer and actress Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson and Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan...

An important breakthrough in the film industry, Hidden Figures was a triumph for black women in Hollywood who were usually portrayed as the maid, the nanny or the secretary. Furthermore, until the film’s release in January 2017 the women’s achievements had largely gone unnoticed. 
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Source: The Voice Online


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