One of the most extraordinary times in human history was NASA in its heyday. Think of all the stories that spun out of that period and you see what I mean. The amazing part is that we are still learning about what went on during that time and here is one more story as shared in the movie Hidden Figures.
This movie revolves around the lives of three African-American women during the 1960s. One of the women would receive the Medal Of Freedom from President Obama at the age of 97. These women were brilliant. Their minds helped send Americans to the moon in an age when they couldn't even use the same restroom as their co-workers. In fact, I think one of my favorite scenes was when Kevin Costner's character tore down the 'Colored Women' restroom sign and declared that at Nasa, everyone bleeds the same color.
What I liked about this movie is that it focused on the struggle of the women to do their jobs in relation to the social obstacles that were in their way because of the color of their skin. It helped remind the viewer how far society has come and the danger in turning the clock back. The film is also a stark reminder that genius is colorblind. Practice racism at your own peril.
The contribution made by these women is understated even with the film being released. But the film is well made with a tight script, good acting, and a firm grip of the times it portrays. There is a reason this movie was a sleeper hit at the box office. I say see it first chance you get and give it a 5 by 5 on the rating scale.