HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)
Hidden Figures || In 1961, Katherine Goble works as a human computer in the West Area Computers division of the Langley Research Center in. Hampton, Virginia, alongside her colleagues, aspiring engineer Mary Jackson and their unofficial acting-supervisor Dorothy Vaughan. However They are all African-American women: the unit is segregated by race and sex.
Following the successful Soviet Union’s launch of Yuri Gagarin, pressure to send American astronauts into space increases. However Supervisor Vivian Mitchell assigns Katherine to assist Al Harrison’s Space Task Group, given her skills in analytic geometry. She becomes the first black woman on the team. Katherine’s new colleagues are initially dismissive and demeaning, especially head engineer Paul Stafford.
Therefore Mary is assigned to the space capsule heat shield team where she immediately identifies a design flaw. Meanwhile, Mitchell informs Dorothy that she will not be promoted, as there are no plans to assign a “permanent supervisor for the colored group”.
In Conclusion Mary receives encouragement from her team leader, a Polish-Jewish. Holocaust survivor, to apply for an official NASA engineer position. When she submits her application, she is told by Mitchell that despite her mathematics and physical science degree she will never be a. NASA engineer because she would need to take certification courses. These are offered at the all-white nearby Hampton High School, so despite her husband’s opposition, Mary decides to file a petition for permission to attend.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Directors: Theodore Melfi
Production: Fox 2000 Pictures, Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment
Duration: 126 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 10 December 2016