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Directed by Freida Lee Mock

2013

USA

95 minutes

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Television viewers around the world were transfixed in 1991 as a poised 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 October day, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the United States and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that continues to resonate. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the intimate story of a woman who did, in fact, "speak truth to power."

Community partner: Women in Film & Television Houston