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Preview: Hidden Figures + discussion An inspiring true story about the women who made the NASA space programme possible.


Hidden Figures

Meet the brains behind some of the US’ greatest achievements of the 1960’s Space Race. Based on an untold true story, the film follow genius mathematician Katherine Johnson (Henson) and her equally brilliant colleagues Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monáe) as they work at NASA as real-life computers, hoping to catch up with the Soviets.

Speakers taking part in the discussion will be writer and broadcaster Emma Dabiri, director and experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and director Jenn Nkiru. Hosted by Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Festivals.