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Film & Discussion: Mercury 13 [Registration Required]

Nov 15

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Rubenstein Library, Rm 153 Holsti-Anderson

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"After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight." Pratt Master's students can register for this workshop on the Professional Development Master's Workshops at Critical reactions to Mercury 13: "This documentary reminds us that people willing to fight for their rights are often considered dangerous at the time they launch their quests, but history usually comes down on the side of equality." -Barbara Shulgas, Common Sense Media "A soaring tribute to some aviation pioneers." - Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter "An engaging blend of modern-day interviews and archival footage, Mercury 13 complicates the traditional narrative of triumph surrounding the Mercury missions of the '60s and their culmination with the moon landing."-Eric Kohn, indieWire Pratt Master's Student Feedback: 11 out of 11 responding students said it was relevant to their professional development. 11 out of 11 students said that they would recommend it. "Movie workshops hold a special place in my heart. The documentary shed just light on the importance of the 13 women that championed female involvement in extraterrestrial exploration and research back in the 1960s when this vertical of study was largely patriarchal in nature."


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