Alias Ruby Blade   


A story of love and revolution, Alias Ruby Blade tells of one courageous woman’s journey from undercover agent to First Lady of East Timor and the untold story of the birth of a new nation.

Revolution meets romance in the real life, cloak-and-dagger Alias Ruby Blade, a documentary film chronicling the tumultuous birth of a new nation - East Timor - told from a very different 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 Indonesia in Jakarta. Her code name: Ruby Blade. Her task: to become a conduit for information and instruction between the resistance movement and its 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.



“Compelling and undeniably convincing in its’ approach…an incredible documentation of teamwork, love, political activism and a nation’s brutal fight to be free” - REVIEW FIX

“Larger-than-life once forbidden affair, revolutionary triumph, and suspenseful political espionage” - THE DAILY BEAST

“Extraordinary love story…told with incredible intimacy” - HUFFINGTON POST UK

Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: True Story, History, Documentary

Year of Production: 2012

Running Time: 1 x one hour or 1 x 78-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: USA

Production Company:An Ager Meillier Film