Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 16 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 16 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:116 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Pack


Unprecedented access. The story you didn’t know.

Although Clarence Thomas remains a controversial figure – loved by some, reviled by others – few know much more than a few headlines and the recollections of his contentious confirmation battle with Anita Hill.

With unprecedented access, the producers of “Created Equal” interviewed Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia, for over 30 hours of interview time, over many months. Justice Thomas tells his entire life’s story, looking directly at the camera, speaking frankly to the audience.

After a brief introduction, the documentary proceeds chronologically, combining Justice Thomas’ first-person account with a rich array of historical archive material, period and original music, personal photos, and evocative recreations.

Unscripted and without narration, the documentary takes the viewer through this complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, jurisprudence, and personal resilience.

The public remains curious about Clarence Thomas — both about his personal history and his judicial opinions. His 2007 memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son”, was number one on The New York Times’ bestseller list.