Anita Hill Doc at Sundance

Anita Hill
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ANITA,” a documentary about attorney Anita Hill’s infamous sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance describes the documentary as a series of event that “[brought] sexual politics into the national consciousness and [fueled] 20 years of international debate on the issues.”

The director, Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, has a repertoire of directing diverse productions from a documentary on Vietnam prisoners of war to a feature on architect Maya Lin.

On October 15th, 1991, Anita Hill testified during Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings that he had made comments of a sexual nature when he was her supervisor at the Department of Education and the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Thomas has adamantly denied the accusations, and after the contentious hearings, he was narrowly confirmed and eventually sworn in for a lifetime appointment in the Supreme Court.

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will be held January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance.


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