Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
The story of a woman who empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice
2013 | Running Time: 95 minutes | Rating: NR
In 1991, Anita Hill took the stand to recount repeated acts of sexual harassment she endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. The law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a hated and venerated figure. This film is both a celebration of Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life. Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced for simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the decades since. ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Freida Lee Mock, Director
Freida Lee Mock is a filmmaker, director, producer and writer. She’s received an Academy Award, five Academy Award nominations, two prime-time Emmy Awards and three prime-time Emmy nominations. Mock co-founded the American Film Foundation with Terry Sanders to produce films on the arts, sciences and the humanities.
Black Reel Awards 2015: Outstanding Documentary
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014: Josephine Baker Award; WFCC Award – Best Documentary by or about Women (nomination)
New Media Film Festival 2014: Best Trailer
Seattle Film Critics Awards 2015: Best Documentary (nomination)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014: Best Portrayal of Washington, DC (nomination)
“Anita is an important historical document about an event that prompted a larger cultural conversation about sexual harassment. But, perhaps more important, it conveys Ms. Hill’s journey from an accuser alone to an activist who shares with, and listens to, others.”
The New York Times
Tags: Documentary, History, Biography, Feature, History, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Gendered Violence