April 11 - 17, 2014
One week only! Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Mock reveals the intimate story of Anita Hill, a woman who dared to speak truth to power.
In 1991, 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. On that day Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure.
This powerful documentary traces Ms. Hill's life from her early years through her legacy today, offering fascinating insight into her experiences which have smashed the door open on the issues of sexual harassment and gender equality.
"As Hill says - and personifies - in the film, "honesty, dignity and courage is what will be remembered." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we've come." - Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
Read the recent article from Anita Hill reflecting on the film in the Boston Globe.
- Director: Freida Mock
- Country: USA
- Year: 2013
- Running Time: 84 minutes
- Website: Official Film Website
- Language: English
- Format: DCP