Nelly Ben Hayoun will be taking part in a panel discussion event hosted as part of the special preview screening of Hidden Figures at the BFI Southbank, London on 7 February 20:30.  

The Film Hidden Figures is a real life account of the brains behind some of the US’ greatest achievements of the 1960’s Space Race. Based on an untold true story, the film follow genius mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her equally brilliant colleagues Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) as they work at NASA as real-life computers, hoping to catch up with the Soviets. The film has been nominated for 3 Oscars (incl. Best Picture, Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay). 

After the film is screened Nelly will form part of a special panel discussion to continue and engage the conversation that the film inspires including the importance of seeing women in STEM industries and film’s role in inspiring women. The panel is comprised of women working in film and the wider creative industries. 

The BFI was founded in 1933 and are  a charity governed by a Royal Charter. They combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. 

For more information and to buy your ticket to the event follow this link.