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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
A film by Freida Mock

77 minutes, documentary, color, 2014
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack


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Synopsis

An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman 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. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy AwardŽ-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.


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Reviews

"Political theater that still has the power to make your blood boil." - Los Angeles Times

"A powerful time capsule, deftly edited. It's a reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we've come." - Washington Post

"One woman, stepping into a mess of political, racial and sexual power plays...makes for rapt viewing." - Entertainment Weekly

"CRITIC'S PICK! 'Anita' is an important historical document about an event that prompted a larger cultural conversation about sexual harassment. But, perhaps more important, it conveys Ms. Hill's journey from an accuser alone to an activist who shares with, and listens to, others." - The New York Times

"This intelligent and comprehensive documentary not only conveys the genuine nature of Hill herself, but also recreates the national sensibility of the time, an era when sexual harassment in the workplace was not yet a national concern... [a] thoughtful and quietly powerful film." - The Hollywood Reporter


Recommended Reading

Speaking Truth to Power by Anita Hill

Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill

Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas by Jane Mayer & Jill Abramson


Links

anitahill-film.com

facebook.com/anitahillmovie

twitter.com/anitahillmovie

Girls for Gender Equity

Hollaback

Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Division

Know Your IX

National Women's Law Center

Service Women's Action Network


Disc Features

●  Finding Home: A Keynote Address by Anita Hill
●  Speaking Truth to Power: An Eve Ensler Curated Performace
●  5.1 Audio
●  Closed Captions


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