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Film & Discussion: Mercury 13 [Registration Required]

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pratt master's students may register for this workshop at This workshop is a part of the Pratt Master's Professional Development Program.

Students will view the movie "Mercury 13," then engage in a discussion around the topics covered.

Netflix describes this documentary as "After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight." The film is rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Movie critics'reactions to Mercury 13: "This documentaryreminds us that people willing to fight for their rights are often considereddangerous at the time they launch their quests, but history usually comes downon 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

Contact: Carey Rudell