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HIDDEN FIGURES

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HIDDEN FIGURES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 126m 37s

Release date 17/02/2017

BBFCInsight discrimination theme, mild bad language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Theodore Melfi

Cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons

Summary HIDDEN FIGURES is a drama, based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/02/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HIDDEN FIGURES is a drama, based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s.

Discrimination

The film portrays the racial divisions in America at the time, with segregated facilities for black and white personnel, and black people being held back from progress and promotion. Although no overtly abusive racist language or behaviour is shown, terms such as 'negro' and 'coloured' are employed by both black and white characters as matter-of-fact expressions. There are also examples of gender discrimination, again reflecting the attitudes of the time.

Language

There is mild bad language ('bastards'). Very mild bad language includes uses of 'damn', 'Jesus Christ' and 'God'.

There is also mild tension when a spacecraft suffers a technical malfunction that places an astronaut in danger.

Details

Title
HIDDEN FIGURES
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/12/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
126m 37s
Approved footage
11395+8
BBFC reference
AFF344846
Registration number
CFJ40911

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