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It seems rather optimistically insistent on making a case that America has come a long way in 20 years, when the truth is 20 years is a mere historical heartbeat.
Hill, now a professor at Brandeis, looks back on the events of 1991 with courage and grace.
As Hill says - and personifies - in the film, "honesty, dignity and courage is what will be remembered."
Frieda Mock's documentary "Anita" is a dutiful history lesson even as it brings us closer to the very private person at the center of that long-ago, still relevant storm.
It's a reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we've come.
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Remembering the story of Anita Hill brings no less comfort. A woman puts her professional life and personal dignity on the line to do the right thing. It is a joy to see her cheerful face years later. She is a success with a happy life and it is all that we would hope for her.
What an interesting person with a tragic and interesting life, but what a boring way to take us on the journey. Apart from the charismatic and fascinating story of Anita Hill's life, there's not much in Anita: Speaking Truth to Power that's very fascinating. It plays like a made-for-History Channel documentary that relies too heavily on the story to carry the weight of the film. The delivery of the facts in the case are pretty straight forward, so about halfway into the film you're pretty done with the story. There's not enough investigation into the person of Anita Hill, so I didn't care as much as I should.
It is sad that Anita Hill still has to deal with this nightmare and it is even more sad that the Judge's wife is still in denial.
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