Ahead of Time is a documentary film on the remarkable life of 99-year-old Ruth Gruber. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth became the youngest PhD in the world at age 20. As a student in Germany in 1931, she attended a Hitler rally observing first-hand the rising tide of Nazism. Ruth became a foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. A feminist before feminism, Ruth was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935. She traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1941, where she was the first civilian on the Alaska Highway. That administration also chose her to escort 1000 Holocaust refugees from Naples to New York in a secret wartime mission in 1944. As a journalist, she accompanied leaders to the Middle East and covered the Nuremberg trials.
- Title: Ahead of time
- Director: Bob Richman
- Country: USA
- Year: 2009
- Running Time: 73 min.
- Genre: Documentary
- Best Documentray - Berkshire International Film Festival 2010
- Best Documentray - Miami Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Best Documentray - Denver Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Best Documentray - Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2011