An irresistibly feel-good film, Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three black female mathematicians involved in the NASA space program whose crucial roles contribute to John Glenn’s launch into space – where he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
Panel : SCIENCE & STORY : The Unsung Women of Science
4:40pm – 5:40pm
Following the screening of Hidden Figures join our panel of extraordinary women working across science and the arts as they host SCIENCE AND STORY: The Unsung Women of Science.
Throughout history women have made extraordinary contributions to science. Often without acknowledgement. Circumstances and social mores of the past have seen the work of many brilliant women in science relegated to the dusty archives of history or simply unknown and unacknowledged.
A panel of women working across science and the arts shine light on the stories of these unsung women in a fascinating session that will surprise and inspire.
Dcp, Colour And Black And White, Dolby Digital, 127 Minutes, Usa, English / Director: Theodore Melfi / Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi / Script: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi / Cinematographer: Mandy Walker / Editor: Peter Teschner / Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe / Music: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch / Print Source/Rights: Twentieth Century Fox
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