Friday, March 17, 2017

Hidden Figures - Movie Review

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards 'Hidden Figures' is about three African American mathematicians who worked for the NASA during the space race era of the 60s. It was also the era of racism. Colored bathrooms, colleagues who would not drink from the same coffee cups, a clear indication that they were lucky to just be working in the hallowed environment with whites despite the fact that they performed equally well or better than their white counterparts, not being allowed credit for their work (which went to the white colleagues finally).

The three ladies Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson however did pretty well for themselves in the end. Johnson was awarded the Presidential Award of Freedom. 

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