ANITA tells the story about a young, brilliant African American Anita Hill who accuses the Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted sexual advances during explosive Senate Hearings in 1991 and ignites a political firestorm about sexual harassment, race, power and politics that resonates 20 years later today. ANITA is a dramatic look at the consequences to a private citizen acting out of a civic duty to ‘speak truth to power.’ For the first time on film Anita Hills speaks about her experience in the Senate Hearings, her impact on issues of sexual harassment, workplace rights for women and men, social justice and equality. The film is about the empowerment of girls and women, and men, through the extraordinary story of Anita Hill.Academy Award winning director Freida Lee Mock joins us for a conversation on the impact of Hill’s attempt to speak truth to power and the dominant political realities of her time.
“It conveys Ms. Hill’s journey from an accuser alone to an activist who shares with, and listens to, others.” – New York Times
“Hill’s enduring strength and character is the emotional center, but the scandal’s residual trashiness, enduring mystery and elusive justice up the entertainment quotient.” – Film Journal International
“If you can’t place the name, or want to know more, “Anita” is a splendid place to start.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times