Hidden Figures is a great film, full of the drama and suspense of a large information technology project (are there any others on the subject?).
Then Vs. Now
While that may sound a bit unbelievable, the film is a cool perspective on the similarities between large information technology projects 50 years ago and today. This article further parallels several noteworthy similarities between those lives and times, and current ones.
Tolerance And Inclusion
Ultimately, the film is an undisputable case study for tolerance, and acceptance of a more diverse workforce, as the most effective method for building high performance teams in professional organizations. NASA could not have become fit to fly and bring an astronaut home safely without every member of the team participating at full capacity. Significant hurdles had to be cleared before that was possible.