DStv BoxOffice Hidden Figures

(by @Kanzayua79)

Hidden Figures, the deeply touching Oscar-nominated story of real-life space heroes, will be on BoxOffice, starting this Monday 19 June.

It is the story of three brilliant female African American mathematicians who, in the midst of racial segregation and gender inequality, helped NASA at a critical time of early space exploration during the Cold War space race.

Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe give incredibly moving performances as the three leads. What stands out immediately is the magnetism of all their characters. Audiences will find their plight heartbreaking. But, they will also find admirable their iron-willed mentality to keep fighting despite a horrendously poisoned work environment.

Another plus is the script, which got an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. All three lead characters are fully-developed, rounded and complex with incredible depth. The audience is able to follow each of them closely through their high and lows.

Hidden Figures is a must-watch. The incredible achievements that these outstanding women achieved will surely inspire audiences, especially the young girls watching, to reach for greatness.