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Sun, Apr 11, 2021

6 PM – 9 PM (GMT+2)

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https://aucegypt.zoom.us/j/95501253496 Zoom Meeting ID: 955 0125 3496

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Grab your favorite snacks and join us on Sunday April 11th at 6:00 pm Cairo Local time to watch the 2016 American biographical drama film 'Hidden Figures' (directed by Theodore Melfi). Online and free of charge.

The Prince Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research in collaboration with the English and Comparative Literature Dept. at the American University in Cairo's upcoming VIRTUAL movie night is just around the corner!

Here is the zoom link:
https://aucegypt.zoom.us/j/95501253496
Zoom Meeting ID: 955 0125 3496

About the movie:
The film is based on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly 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.

Hidden Figures displays the many struggles of women of color face in the 1950s, who despite all the difficulties faced, served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Watch the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5wfrDhgUMGI

We will enjoy a light discussion after the movie which plays for about 2 hours reflecting on the film and the ideas portrayed in it.

Have some of your favorite snacks ready and we'll see you soon!

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