Saturday, 4 March 2017

Teachers take your learners to see the inspirational film Hidden Figures. Details in this post...

Hidden Figures is currently the number one film in America. Here in South Africa, the movie has become part of the 'Hidden No More STEM For Girls Campaign'. The campaign is being driven by a broad based coalition of educators, community organizations and STEM practitioners across South Africa. to inspire and encourage South  The principle objective of the campaign is to leverage the power of Hidden Figures to inspire and encourage South African girls and women to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM.

The campaign hopes teachers will be able encourage and support their learners both male and female to celebrate and experience the world changing story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, by connecting our own stories of South African women in STEM at home.

1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, but the astronaut would have failed to launch without the efforts of three brilliant mathematicians, minds so gifted they were referred to within NASA as human computers in pursuit of math that didn't yet exist”. Based on true stories, these key players in the history of the U.S. space program - Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson all women of African descent groundbreaking contributions was nearly erased by history. 

Hidden Figures, stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe and Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper from (Big Bang Theory) 

What The Critics Are Saying... 

Far from a dry scientific tutorial or historical treatise, Hidden Figures is a warm, lively depiction of women whose brains and work ethics were indefatigable, even in the face of racism and sexism at their most oppressive.” American Scientific 

We hope this story will open up new passions and dreams for more girls and young women to see themselves in the mathematics, engineering and technology realms of research, development, exploration, and innovative design. We know that if they believe then they can and will achieve their highest potential. “ The Producers Hidden Figures 

Masala Film Works, in conjunction with host of partner organizations across education, IT and industry have mounted a nationwide campaign. We believe Hidden Figures represents an extraordinary opportunity to leverage the power of cinema to inform, educate and inspire learners, teachers, communities to re- imagine the value of STEM education as the most crucial driver in shaping the future of our youth. 


Teachers, Learners and Parents should see this movie.  


Block Bookings for Schools through Masala Film Works will be at R36,00 per learner. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- 10am and 12pm from the 27th February -30th March 2017

Contact Dingi Ntuli & Maganthrie Pillay Tel: 021 7050253/ 071 5433597 
Email: Book hidden figures schools cinema screening

Dingi and Maganthrie say: "Schools can email us, call us or use the bookings form found here:  to book a screening. The information that is needed from the school is:
  • Name of School, 
  • Name of person booking, 
  • their contact details, 
  • the number of students they would like to take to the screening; 
  • the venue/cinema at which they would like to see the movie; 
  • the date and time.
If it is in a ruaral area, it may take 1-2 weeks to arrange. This offer is only valid until the end of March 2017.

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