In recognition of Black History Month &
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
join us for
Hidden Figures: Movie Screening with Commentary
The Lichtenberger Engineering Library and the College of Engineering DEI Council are
sponsoring a live-stream viewing of Hidden Figures, complete with live commentary
by STEM faculty and members of the Afro House.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
7:00 PM (CST)
Hidden Figures (2016) is an American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. It is loosely based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly which is about African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell in supporting roles.
The movie will be streamed over Zoom and University of Iowa Faculty and students will provide expert commentary throughout the movie using the Chat feature. Attendees will also be able to ask questions using the chat feature. This event is open to anyone affiliated with the University of Iowa.
Even if you’ve seen the film before, please join us and hear what the experts have to say!
Expert Commentators: Dr. Cynthia Farthing (Mathematics), Dr. Marge Murray (Rhetoric & Mathematics), and Safeya Siddig, and Adeline Barron from the Afro House.
Registration is limited – so register here now!! The link to the movie will be sent upon registration!