An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.Written by
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The set used for Dorothy Vaughan's house, where the ladies play cards and danced, is actually an historic house in Atlanta, where civil rights pioneers Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King met. See more »
Mission control for the early Mercury missions was at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Langley in VA was used just for number crunching. Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) and members of his staff would not have been in the mission control room in FL during flights -- they would have been back at Langley. The mission control people were a completely different staff. During later missions, the number crunching was transferred to Goddard Space Flight Center in MD and mission control was transferred to Johnson Space Center in TX. See more »
I liked this movie. I think it's a story worth telling. In fact, you can't believe that these 3 outstanding women were all at the same place at the same time. It just blows my mind. And I felt it was nice to know about this other side of the story, since we have seen the story of the astronaut's white wives in a TV show and there are other movies about this period. I really recommend it and my husband does too. So it's good for a wide audience. Great movie!
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