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Directed by Freida Mock
85 min | 2013 | USA
**Post film panel featuring Geralyn Dreyfous (Executive Producer), Jacki Zehner (CEO of Woman Moving Millions), Grace Acosta (Partner at Scalley Reading), and Marina Lowe (Legislative & Policy Counsel at ACLU).
An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American 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. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, 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 U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice.
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 20 years ago.
Official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
The YWCA of Utah will be hosting a luncheon with special guest Anita Hill on September 27. To learn more about this event click here!