Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. In 1991, Anita Hill, a young African-American woman, sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and 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. 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.
Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, will be the keynote speaker for the Community MLK Celebration on January 26th.
Presented by the Virginia Film Festival and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity.