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Ahead of Time
A Film by Bob Richman
With her love of adventure and fearlessness, Ruth Gruber defied tradition from the moment she became the world's youngest PhD at the age of 20 in 1931. Four years later, she became the first journalist to enter the soviet Arctic in 1935. As a member of the Roosevelt administration, she was given the dangerous assignment of escorting Holocaust refugees from Naples to New York in 1944.
Ahead of Time interweaves verite footage with archival material, and follows the energetic and charming 97-year-old Ruth to Haifa, where she recounts her pivotal news coverage of the refugees aboard Exodus 1947.