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Anita Hill's gender quality turning point rivets in Speaking Truth to Power

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (First Run Features)


An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman 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. Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S., and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (First Run Features) reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.
DVD bonus materials include Finding Home: A speech at the University of South Carolina and Speaking Truth to Power: A performance curated by Purva Panday Cullman & Eve Ensler
One critic said it best: “Political theater that still has the power to make your blood boil.”


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