Ahead of Time (2010)

Ahead of Time
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical, Biopic
Keywords political, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Patti Patti Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Doris Schechter Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bob Richman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Sabine Krayenbuhl Editor n/a 172 7000001
Zeva Oelbaum Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ted Reichman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Denise Benmosche Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Zeva Oelbaum Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ruth Gruber Actor Herself 1 1000003
Therese Plummer Voice n/a 475 1000002
Tom Segev Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ike Aronowitz Actor Himself 1 1000005
Bob Richman Director n/a 2 2000001
Harold Ickes Actor Himself 1 1000006
Eli Wallach Voice n/a 475 1000001
Synopsis
A portrait of foreign correspondent and photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Born in 1911 in Brooklyn, Ruth Gruber was a feminist before she even knew what it was to be one. Propelled by her intellectual curiosity, she moved to Germany to study and witnessed the rising tide of Nazism during those years. Her experiences overseas drove her to pursue a career in journalism--she wanted to document her experiences in print and photos so that the public might grasp the meaning and repercussions of actions far from home. It was during and after the Second World War that Gruber's life became irretrievably enmeshed in world events. When President Roosevelt allowed a group of one thousand refugees to travel by ship to America in 1944, it was Gruber who was asked to secretly escort the ship from Europe to America. The stories of the refugees had such a profound effect on Gruber that she dedicated the rest of her life, professional and personal, to assisting Jewish people in jeopardy.