Free Screening of Anita Hill Documentary in Ketchum
Ketchum, Idaho - ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Today in Ketchum, moviegoers flocked to The Magic Lantern movie theater for a free afternoon screening of the documentary, ANITA.
ANITA tells the story of Anita Hill, who in 1991, ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment, race, and politics. Those familiar with the story remember when she accused The Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas, of sexual harassment. Much of the country was glued to their televisions during her highly publicized hearings, where politicians debated her accusations. Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock was in attendance to discuss her latest film.
“What’s particularly important about this story is that the issues are ongoing. For young women and men, graduating from high school, going to college or the military, they’re going to face sexual harassment. One out of five women are raped in college and there’s a scandalous amount of sexual assault in the military. And so, your legislatures are trying to do something about this. That’s why Anita wanted to do this film, to reach particularly young people, who themselves are going to be facing these issues,” said the filmmaker, Freida Lee Mock.
The free screening was sponsored by the Family of Women Film Festival in collaboration with The Community Library. The Magic Lantern donated two theaters for the event. ANITA is now available on iTunes. You can also visit the film’s official website for more information, http://anitahill-film.com.