Film (Re)View – Hidden Figures

This was such an amazing film, charting the contribution three black women made to the US space race in its infancy; launching John Glenn. The prejudice these women lived with and fought against everyday was embarrassing!

All three had children, worked long hours and were either single mums or had men who didn’t always understand and support them, but they soldiered on, even through the black/white divide within NASA, to succeed.

It was belief in themselves and support of each other that enabled their success, in the face of discrimination and adversity, ensuring they became the FIRST in some areas, but highly senior and successful within NASA.

Again, I feel this film should be shown to kids, to show them what a hero/role model actually looks like.

As a writer, this film highlights the importance of having engaging characters whom your audience can identify with and root for.

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