It's our pleasure to present the exclusive poster for one of the most anticipated films of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Alex Mellier's "Alias Ruby Blade." If the trailer, which we've posted below, is anything to go by, this will be a rare and altogether remarkable look at a country whose remarkable history is all but unknown to the Western world.
Here's the film's official synopsis:
Intrigue. Romance. Revolution. It all comes together in this action-packed documentary film which chronicles 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, but instead became a underground operative for the Timorese resistance in Jakarta code named 'Ruby Blade'. Her task: to become a conduit of information and instruction for the enigmatic leader of the resistance, 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 along the way the astonishing power of ordinary individuals to change the course of history.
If you're going to be in NYC this month, here's the Tribeca Film Festival screening information for "Alias Ruby Blade."
And no matter where you might be, we'd definitely recommend checking out the film's official website and learning a bit more about the project.
Finally, here's the trailer: