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Anita Hill takes her story to film in new Sundance documentary
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Film Still From"Anita".
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Film Still From "Anita".
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Director Freida Lee Mock and Anita Hill poses for pictures before the premiere of 'Anita' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
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Director Freida Lee Mock and Anita Hill poses for pictures before the premiere of 'Anita' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Saturday January 19, 2013
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Professor Anita Hill, the subject of the documentary "Anita" about her experience during her sexual harassment testimony against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is photographed in Park City on January 21, 2013.
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Professor Anita Hill, the subject of the documentary "Anita" about her experience during her sexual harassment testimony against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is photographed in Park City on January 21, 2013.
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Professor Anita Hill, the subject of the documentary "Anita" about her experience during her sexual harassment testimony against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is photographed in Park City on January 21, 2013.
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Professor Anita Hill, the subject of the documentary "Anita" about her experience during her sexual harassment testimony against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is photographed in Park City on January 21, 2013.
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But as sexual harassment cases brought into court by women continue, Hill makes it clear she will be there both as spokeswoman and figurehead. In basement file cabinets, she keeps 25,000 letters that she’s received over the years, both from women with accounts of harassment they suffered and fathers upset over what their daughters have had to endure in the workplace. Mock’s camera travels with Hill to workshops and conferences where she offers her voice and inspiration.

“I still see people who cry when they see me, or they go back to that place where they’re really angry,” Hill says in the film.

Outside the film, and sitting beside Mock as both wait for their next media interview, Hill rebuffs anyone who still sees her 1991 testimony through a partisan lens.

“People are no longer willing to chalk it [sexual harassment] up to a difference in politics,” she said. “It’s not about that. It’s about the human experience.”

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Sundance » More than 20 years after she ignited the issue of sexual harassment, ‘Anita’ reveals the woman behind the testimony.

At a glance

‘Anita’

When » Saturday, 9:15 p.m.

Where » Holiday Village Cinema 2, Park City

More information > www.sltrib.com/Blogs/sundanceblog


 
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