Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tip#1022: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 9 – Hidden Figures

Today is January 15th and it is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. It is also an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday of January each year. Synchronistically I just watched the film Hidden Figures and in time to write about it today! I was so inspired by this amazing true story and thrilled to know it is already being used as an important teaching tool for kids and families.

I recent saw on Twitter and Instagram that one of the actresses, Octavia Spencer, bought out a Hidden Figures screening for low-income families in Los Angeles. And then there was news that teens, teachers and community leaders in the U.S. were raising money for young girls to see the film. It excites and moves me deeply to hear about these wonderful people wanting to share the inspirational, teaching power of movies! I believe this passion for a film is what helps make our world a better place to live!

See Entertainment Weekly article:
Octavia Spencer buys out Hidden Figures screening for low-income families

See Huffington Post article:
People Across The U.S. Are Raising Money For Girls To See ‘Hidden Figures’

Hidden Figures (2016)

The biographical drama film, Hidden Figures, is about three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the early 60’s and making positive changes in the workplace and for civil rights. Mathematician, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mathematician, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Engineer, Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) each have inspiring stories in this highly entertaining and moving film. See: movie trailer

There is so much I loved about this film and I’m eager to see it again! Each of the three heroes have compelling stories and I could imagine anyone of any colour, young and old, being inspired and motivated in some empowering way.

The prejudice and racism the women face in the workplace is terrible and yet they each stay strong and prove their value and unique talents and skill sets. And since this is based on a true story this film will be an amazing teaching tool for future generations in making viewers better people which could lead to creating a better world to live in.

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Courage
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Supportive Relationships
• Social Change

Movies based on true stories can be extremely inspirational and motivational. They can also be powerful teaching tools. Find a biographical film that moves your spirit and helps ignite your passion to follow the life and career you want! Celebrate these heroes who have helped make a positive, lasting difference. And let these films show you the kind of happy, positive, harmonious world you want to live in!

Related Tips:
Tip#671: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 1 - Stories We Tell
Tip#750: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 2 - Heaven is for Real
Tip#791: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 3 - Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Tip#815: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 4 – Star in the Night
Tip#816: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 5 – Unbroken
Tip#817: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 6 – The Imitation Game
Tip#818: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 7 – Big Eyes
Tip#1003: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 8 - Hacksaw Ridge
Tip#1022: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 9 – Hidden Figures 
Tip#1025: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 10 - Lion
Tip#919: Learning through Movies, Part 1 - The Big Short 
Tip#920: Learning through Movies, Part 2 - Concussion 
Tip#989: Learning through Movies, Part 3 - Snowden

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