In 1991, Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior only days before the Senate was expected to confirm him. The hearings sparked an explosion of debate in America concerning race, social justice, equality and sexual harassment in the work place.
Her experience became more of a trial than a testimony. When it concluded, a lot of questions were left unanswered. In a new documentary drama “ANITA,” directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker/producer Freida Mock, Hill speaks out again 20 years later. The story is told from her point of view and includes lots of courtroom footage, interviews, and answers to questions that were swept under the rug.
The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, and is being distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films. It will play in select theaters starting March 21, 2014. Watch the trailer below.