I recently saw a trailer for a film that I think is incredibly relevant to what we’ve been talking about in class. Hidden Figures is a true story about three important African American women (Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan) who worked at NASA and were vital in helping the launch of astronaut John Glenn.  My project group is focused on BLM and media and this film showcases intelligent, successful women of color making important contributions to the world and in the STEM field. Of course it’s hard to say because the film hasn’t come out yet, but do you guys think based on this trailer that this will do good for African American representation in media?

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  1. ariatung says:

    This film looks really good! It’s really refreshing to see a movie centered around not only Black people, but a Black woman. And she is successful, which is rarely depicted on television. From the trailer, it looks like this movie will actually be representing Black people in a more positive light.

  2. olivia klugman says:

    yesss i saw this trailer I’m so excited about it! I love when that guy asks her “if you were a white male would you still wish to be an engineer?” and she says ” I wouldn’t have to, I’d already be one!” I do think the trailer is interesting in that it focuses on the fact that they’re women, but not the fact that they’re black women. How will the movie address this intersectionality?

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