Anita

(USA, 2013, 84 mins)
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CAST Anita Hill

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In 1991, Anita Hill’s powerful testimony at the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas brought sexual harassment into America’s national spotlight. Twenty years later, Ms. Hill revisits those hearings and for the first time on film speaks about the gruelling nine-hour experience of confronting an all-white male jury who demonstrated little sensitivity towards sexual harassment. A sometimes painful and shocking look back, she reflects on how that testimony shaped her life and consequently a nation. This is a must-see film, particularly for young women, for the understanding it offers on how these historic hearings treated sexual harassment and how dismissively it was viewed by the public. (Heather Haynes)

About the Director

Freida Mock is an Academy Award–winning filmmaker, director, writer, and producer of feature-length and short documentary films. Her films include Maya Lin: A Strong Vision, about the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which won an Academy Award in 1995; Sing! (2001); and Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember (1990). Mock’s films typically have strong social, historical, and political themes—her films that previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival: Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2006) and Return with Honor (1999) about fighter pilots surviving as POWs—are good examples

"Enthralling and revealing… Intelligent and comprehensive." Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter