Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Date & Time
Thu, Nov 14 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
An entire country watched as a poised 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 misconduct 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. (Freida Lee Mock, 2013, 95 min.)