Ahead Of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber
For seven decades foreign correspondent and photojournalist Ruth Gruber didn't just report the news, she made it. Born in 1911 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Ruth Gruber became the youngest Ph.D. in the world before becoming an international journalist at age 24. A fearless trailblazer who defied tradition to become the eyes and conscience of the world, she was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935, traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1942, escorted... [see more] Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946, and documented the Palestine-bound Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders, including Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, and Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, gave her unique access and insight into modern history.Winner of five Best Documentary film festivals awards, the film was broadcast on Showtime, and participated in Project 20/20 sponsored by the President's Council for the Arts and Humanities. "Ruth Gruber is remarkable...indefatigable...a riveting raconteur... an inspiration." --New York Times You could not invent Ruth Gruber... not even in a movie." --Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan
The National Center for Jewish Film is an independent, non-profit film archive, distributor and exhibitor. The Center, housed at Brandeis University, owns the world's largest collection of Jewish-content film. Its unique collection includes silent, vaudeville and Yiddish films, newsreels, institutional films, and home movies; the earliest dating back to 1903. The Center's priority is the rescue of rare and endangered film materials and it has restored hundreds of films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish culture. The dynamic films selected for the JEWISH FILM SHOWCASE are representative of the breadth and depth of the collection's holdings.