Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    95 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since. ANITA is directed, written, and produced by Freida Mock (MAYA LIN: A STRONG VISION, WRESTLING WITH ANGELS: PLAYWRIGHT TONY KUSHNER, G-DOG).
DIRECTED BY:
Freida Lee Mock
WRITTEN BY:
Freida Lee Mock
CAST INCLUDES:
Jill Abramson, Joe Biden, John Carr

SYNOPSIS

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    95 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Freida Lee Mock
WRITTEN BY
Freida Lee Mock
CAST INCLUDES
Jill Abramson, Joe Biden, John Carr
An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since. ANITA is directed, written, and produced by Freida Mock (MAYA LIN: A STRONG VISION, WRESTLING WITH ANGELS: PLAYWRIGHT TONY KUSHNER, G-DOG).

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

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