An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful 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.
Watch the trailer here.
The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Regina Branton.
Dr. Branton is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, and a member of the LMAS Executive Board at UNT. Her research examines the behavioral, electoral, and institutional implications of race and ethnicity. It is tied together by the intrinsic interest in determining when and how race and ethnicity plays a role in American politics. It extends the existing research by broadening the focus to include multiple racial and ethnic groups. Further, it bridges the gap between the minority politics literature and general political science literature by incorporating theoretical and methodological approaches from both areas of research.