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Mon March 17, 2014
New Documentary Revisits Anita Hill’s Testimony
In 1991, Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the hearings to confirm Clarence Thomas as an associate Supreme Court justice.
Now, the new film Anita revisits those hearings, the passions it provoked, and the long lasting impact of Anita Hill’s testimony.
Hill herself also speaks about the effect of her testimony on her own life at the time, and in the years that followed.
Anita director Freida Mock joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the film.
Her allegations of sexual harassment and the intense questioning by the senators ignited a firestorm of controversy around the country between those who believed Hill and those who thought she was lying.
Though Clarence Thomas was eventually confirmed and currently sits on the Supreme Court, Anita Hill’s life was forever changed.
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