The country watched transfixed as a poised African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and in a clear, unwavering voice recounted the sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto a harrowing world stage and her life changed forever. Her graphic testimony became a turning point for gender equality, igniting a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that still resonates today. Set against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita blends key archival footage with contemporary interviews with Anita Hill and her supporters to powerfully stirring effect. Thoughtful and comprehensive, it captures the personal story of a woman who found the courage to speak truth to power and celebrates her legacy, which continues to inspire those engaged in the fight for equality and social justice. Directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (G-Dog, Aspen Filmfest 2012). Q&A and book signing with Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and moderated by Marcia Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center immediately following.
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