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  • USA
  • 76
  • PG
  • Freida Mock
  • Freida Mock (Producer)
  • Bestor Cram (Cinematographer)
  • Don Lenzer (Cinematographer)
  • Erik Daarstad (Cinematographer)
  • Jesse Beecher (Cinematographer)
  • Brian Johnson (Editor)
  • Freida Mock (Writer)
  • Lili Haydn (Music)
  • Jesse Beecher (Sound)
From Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock comes her latest feature, Anita. 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

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