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Sex, Politics and Race: ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER on DVD June 24


ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
77 minutes, documentary, color, 2014

A film by Freida Mock

Anita Hill

Anita Hill

DVD Bonus Materials: Finding Home: A speech at the University of South Carolina • Speaking Truth to Power: A performance curated by Purva Panday Cullman & Eve Ensler

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. Anita 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 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.

“Political theater that still has the power to make your blood boil.” – Los Angeles Times

“A powerful time capsule, deftly edited. It’s a reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we’ve come.”
– Washington Post

“One woman, stepping into a mess of political, racial and sexual power plays…makes for rapt viewing.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“CRITIC’S PICK! ‘Anita’ is an important historical document about an event that prompted a larger cultural conversation about sexual harassment.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

“This intelligent and comprehensive documentary not only conveys the genuine nature of Hill herself, but also recreates the national sensibility of the time, an era when sexual harassment in the workplace was not yet a national concern… [a] thoughtful and quietly powerful film.” – The Hollywood Reporter

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack or standard plastic Amaray case
SRP: $24.95 | Street: June 24, 2014
Eco Pack UPC: 7-20229-91616-5 (Catalog #: FRF 916165D)
Amaray UPC: 7-20229-91617-2 (Catalog #: FRF 916172D)

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