Anita Hill Sundance Documentary ‘Anita’ Gets A First Trailer + Release Date

I was in high school when the Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas debates happened. I remember grown folks (who should’ve known better) calling Hill black and ugly and shiny-faced. I took offense to this, as I am also darker skinned and can get shiny-faced. White AND black folks degraded Hill because it was easier to mock a black woman than to believe she was a victim of sexual abuse/harassment. Of course, folks have come to see Thomas as the flawed person that he is…Guess who got the last laugh! I am looking forward to the new documentary on Hill’s life. The film will be released in Fall 2014:

“Titled simply Anita, the film comes from Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, writer and producer Freida Mock.  Here’s how it’s described: Anita Hill, an African-American woman, charges Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment in explosive Senate hearings in 1991 – bringing sexual politics into the national consciousness and fueling 20 years of international debate on the issues. The film follows “the life and times” of Anita Hill, with, of course, the above sexual harassment charge and its aftermath, in focus.”– http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/watch-1st-trailer-for-anita-hill-sundance-doc-anita-set-for-fall-release

 

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