‘Hidden Figures’ Leads to State Department STEM Program

The success of Hidden Figures didn’t just include box office and awards, it extended to the inspiration of female scientists around the world.

Now 20th Century Fox has partnered with the U.S. State Department to help bring these women together.

Hidden No More brings 50 women from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, in 50 countries from Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America to the United States to meet and work together.

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Taraji P. Henson stars as Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

“This movie has taken on a life of its own and sparked things we’ve never seen before,” Liba Rubenstein, head of social impact for 21st Century Fox, told The Hollywood Reporter. “From a social impact perspective, the enduring relevance of this film means there has been no end to the demand for partnerships.”

In October the women will meet in Washington D.C. for a special screening, then will break into smaller groups and work with universities and other programs to promote getting more young girls into STEM.

After three weeks traveling the U.S., the program participants will meet up in LA for a two-day event on the Fox lot.

What do you think of a film inspiring an international education event?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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