Trailer of the Day – ALIAS RUBY BLADE: A STORY OF LOVE & REVOLUTION

ALIAS

Once an aspiring documentary filmmaker, Kirsty Sword instead became a revolutionary, working in Jakarta for the Timorese resistance. Using the pseudonym “Ruby Blade,” she smuggled video equipment, computers, and audiocassettes to their leader Gusmão, who was serving a life sentence in the notorious Cipinang Prison. As they exchanged letters, video messages, paintings, photographs, and even bonsai trees, they fell in love without ever having met. Alex Meillier’s film explores not only their remarkable relationship, but also the history of a resistance that led to East Timor’s independence in 1999. (78 mins.)

ALIAS RUBY BLADE: A STORY OF LOVE AND REVOLUTION screens Thursday, October 31 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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