Hidden Figures is based on a true story about African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. These three women played vital roles in helping the United States become the first country to send American astronauts into space. Hidden Figures is an inspiring film that captures the immense discrimination that African American women were faced with in the 1960s, yet at the same time emphasizes the contribution women can have on pushing nations forward if they are given the opportunity to do so.