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Cynthia Baughman (writer)
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2010 (USA) See more »
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In war, math may be the most secret weapon of all.
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In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An enlightening and moving account of a heretofore little-known women's non traditional job during WWII. See more (2 total) »

Directed by
LeAnn Erickson 
 
Writing credits
Cynthia Baughman (writer)

Produced by
LeAnn Erickson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick De Caumette 
 
Film Editing by
LeAnn Erickson 
 
Production Management
Michael Schweisheimer .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Patrick De Caumette .... dialogue editor
Patrick De Caumette .... supervising sound editor
 
Animation Department
Liana Dragoman .... graphics artist
 
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Justin Wineburgh .... legal counsel
 

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USA:56 min
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An enlightening and moving account of a heretofore little-known women's non traditional job during WWII., 15 October 2010
Author: lflandreau from United States

I highly recommend this documentary for anyone interested in WWII, women's labor issues, women's education, and mathematics in particular, and/or the intersection of history and sociology. The film skillfully weaves individual stories with the seeping tide of WWII, and specifically the engineering required to implement state-of-the-art armaments. What emerges is how startling, not to mention infuriating it is, that this vitally successful work was ignored until now. Like so many of their generation, the women who performed this herculean task returned to their regular lives after the war, never revealing what they had done. I'm so glad on their behalf that Ms Erickson has told their story in this eloquent film. Beautifully shot and edited, it hits all the right notes.

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