Being genius is not enough, it takes courage to change people’s hearts.
Oleg (Dimiter D. Marinov) in Green Book (2018), which tells of the bond created between an Italian bouncer and a gifted Jazz pianist when confronting prejudice in the Deep South in 1962. Despite some criticism, the film received five Academy Award nominations, and won for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
Vivian Mitchell: Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all. Dorothy Vaughan: I know… I know you probably believe that.
Kirsten Dunst and Octavia Spencer in the truly inspirational Hidden Figures (2016). Based on the true story as told in the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film tells of three black women who served a vital role in the early period of the Space Race. Highlighting that heroes can be found in all places, it reminds us of the outrageous racist prejudice that existed at the time and the grace, effort and ingenuity needed to overcome it.