Adam Jonas Horowitz:
Producer, Director, Writer, Cameraman, and Editor of Nuclear Savage.
Adam Jonas Horowitz' work as a documentary filmmaker and conceptual artist has centered on issues surrounding human rights, free speech, and the environment. His first feature documentary film, released in 1990, told the story of a heroic protest and occupation by a Pacific Island chieftain at a top-secret U.S. missile test base in the Marshall Islands, and Mr. Horowitz returned to those islands decades later to produce his most recent award-winning documentary film exposé, “Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1.” (2012)
Funded in both production and post-production by PBS, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Nuclear Savage had its World Premiere at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), where it was nominated for Best Environmental Film. The film has since received more than six top festival awards, including best-film Jury Prizes and an Audience Award, at international film festivals in Paris, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Tahiti, Mexico City, and elsewhere.
Nuclear Savage has been screened or broadcast in more than 26 countries, and in 2015 was given an official screening at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, sponsored by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, in conjunction with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Hearings (NPT.). The film was also screened by special invitation at the 'Film Society of Lincoln Center' in New York City, and was shown at 70th anniversary commemoration events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Other festival screenings include Helsinki, San Francisco, Moscow, Auckland, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Montreal, Honolulu, Vancouver, Santa Barbara, Washington DC, Munich, Seattle, Prague, and elsewhere.
Mr. Horowitz' first 16mm film, the human–rights documentary “Home on the Range,” (1990) was broadcast on the PBS series “Independent Lens,” and on the Japanese national television network NHK. That film had its world premiere at the Cinema du Réel International Film Festival at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, and was also screened at international film festivals in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Leipzig, Chicago, Vienna, Hawaii, and elsewhere. In addition to filmmaking, Mr. Horowitz has also worked as a conceptual artist, sculptor, and public installation artist. His monumental public art installation titled “Stonefridge: a Fridgehenge,” was built in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a satiric, 'anti-monument' to consumer society, hubris, and wholesale environmental destruction. 'Fridgehenge' became a lightning rod of public controversy, and also received international acclaim and was featured in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers and television shows, including the BBC, Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Co, NBC News, Univision Spanish Television network, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, as well as a feature story on the national CBS News program “Sunday Morning.” Mr. Horowitz was born in Los Angeles, CA, and received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Humanities and Journalism, cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Horowitz’ current project is a feature-length documentary film about the secret U.S. sponsored cover-up, protection and rehabilitation of top Japanese war criminals after WWII.
Mr. Horowitz can be found at his email
Adam Jonas Horowitz
On location at Bikini Atoll in 1986,during production of his
"Home on the Range."
Public Art Monument
by Adam Jonas Horowitz
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