Film & Discussion: Mercury 13 [Registration Required]
Pratt master's students may register for this workshop at wconline.pratt.duke.edu. 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