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.
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.
WWII 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.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
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 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
20th Century Fox
Every scene within this "film" was finely tuned, most likely by a focus group to trigger the desired uplifting emotional response. I left the movie theater with a uplifting feeling and then about five minutes later I realized that I was had tricked and duped. I was played for a sucker because I had drooled on cue just like Pavlov's dog.
I am positively sure in retrospect that events, people, fact, time, effort, and proportion were all distorted and sacrificed to produce propaganda.
When I dug a bit deeper to find out more about this story it came to light that the book on which this "movie" was based was sponsored by a major nonprofit corporation, the Alfred P. Sloan Fund for Research.
NASA, during the Mercury project, had thousands of talented employees who will ever remain "invisible figures," to them this movie does an injustice.
The people I saw the movie with will never know that they were had by a propaganda piece.
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