The Fine Print
It’s been more than 20 years since Anita Hill was subpoenaed to testify about alleged sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who was undergoing Senate confirmation for the Supreme Court at the time.
Hill’s testimony sparked a national conversation on the issue of workplace sexual harassment, but many questions were left unanswered at the hearing’s end.
In a new documentary, “Anita,” Hill tells her story for the first time on film since the hearing. And the film’s director, Freida Mock, says the film tries to bring resolution to the hearing’s many unanswered questions.
Mock says one of the issues the film addresses is the backroom agreement struck between then-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Vice President Joe Biden, and Republicans on the committee, not to call three other witnesses who were standing by and ready to testify on Hill’s behalf.
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