Alias Ruby Blade: The Story of Revolution (feature doc) – Revolution meets romance in this real life cloak and dagger story, a documentary film chronicling the tumultuous birth of a new nation in East Timor through a never before seen perspective.
Kirsty Sword, a young Australian activist, aspired to be a documentary filmmaker in East Timor, but instead became an underground operative for the Timorese resistance against Indonesian Jakarta. Her code name: Ruby Blade. Her task: to become a conduit of information and instruction for the resistance movement’s enigmatic leader, Kay Rala “Xanana” Gusmão, while he was serving life in prison for his revolutionary activities. Through correspondence, they fell in love.
Alias Ruby Blade captures their incredible love story, from this beginning to the ultimate triumph of freedom in East Timor, demonstrating the astonishing power of ordinary individuals to change the course of history.
Channel: Al Jazeera America
Producer: Ager Meillier Films / Fork Films
Source: C21 Media