NUCLEAR SAVAGE: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1
Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there, in this former American military colony in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive coconuts, leaking nuclear waste repositories, and densely populated slums were all the direct result of 67 Cold War U.S. nuclear bomb tests that vaporized islands and devastated entire populations.
Twenty years later, Adam returned to these islands to make this award winning shocking political and cultural documentary exposé titled 'Nuclear Savage;' a heartbreaking and intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for dignity and survival after decades of intentional radiation poisoning at the hands of the American government. Relying on recently declassified U.S. government documents,devastating survivor testimony, and incredible unseen archival footage, This untold and true detective story reveals how U.S. scientists turned a Pacific paradise into a radioactive hell. Marshall islanders were used as human guinea pigs for three decades to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings with devastating results. Nuclear Savage is a shocking tale that pierces the heart of our democratic principles.
Producer: Adam Jonas Horowitz
Writer: Adam Jonas Horowitz
Director: Adam Jonas Horowitz
Cinematography; Adam Jonas Horowitz, Peter Blystone
Original Music: Richard Einhorn
Editors: Adam Jonas Horowitz, David Leach
Executive Producers: Pacific Islanders in Communications and
The Kindle Project
Associate Producer: Johanna Giebelhaus
First Release Date: November, 2011
Running time: 87 minutes