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Ahead Of Time: The Extraordinary Journey Of Ruth Gruber
TitleAhead Of Time: The Extraordinary Journey Of Ruth Gruber
Time73 mins
GenreDocumentary; History
DirectorRobert Richman
ActorRuth Gruber as Herself; Louisa Herz Leopold as Herself; Dava Sobel as Herself; Lee Taylor as Herself; Harold Ickes as Himself; Manya Hartmayer Breuer as Herself; Tom Segev as Himself; Ike Aronowitz as Himself; Mordechai Rossman as Himself; Eli Wallach as Mordechai Rossman; Therese Plummer as Young Ruth; Jody Shelton as Ruth's Brother
CinematographyRobert Richman
PlotBrooklyn-born Ruth Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She defied tradition in an extraordinary career that spanned several decades. The first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935, Ruth also traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1942, escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946, and documented the Haganah ship 'Exodus' in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders gave her unique access and insight. This documentary interweaves verite scenes with archival footage.
ProducerColin Nusbaum; Zeva Oelbaum
Ahead Of Time: The Extraordinary Journey Of Ruth Gruber