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June 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

The Space Race

The Space Race weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight, Charles Bolden, and Leland Melvin among many others. Directors Lisa Cortés and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza address the racial injustice within NASA across several decades. The film follows pioneers who fought to overcome not just the obstacles of their astronaut training but also the challenges that stemmed from the racial prejudice and discrimination present at the time. The Space Race highlights how their perseverance challenged the definition of “the right stuff,” even when their stories were omitted from the history books.

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Date:
June 17, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Venue

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 5th Floor Auditorium
8TH AND G STREETS NW
WASHINGTON, DC, DC 20001 United States
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DC/DOX Film Festival 2023

The Space Race

June 17, 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Space Race

Venue

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 5th Floor Auditorium

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The Space Race weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight, Charles Bolden, and Leland Melvin among many others. Directors Lisa Cortés and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza address the racial injustice within NASA across several decades. The film follows pioneers who fought to overcome not just the obstacles of their astronaut training but also the challenges that stemmed from the racial prejudice and discrimination present at the time. The Space Race highlights how their perseverance challenged the definition of “the right stuff,” even when their stories were omitted from the history books.

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The Space Race

Date

June 17, 2023

TIME

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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