Adam Zucker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor. His previous film Greensboro: Closer to the Truth premiered at SXSW, was the closing night film at the Full Frame Film Festival and went on to play at over 35 festivals in the U.S. and abroad. It received the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Rome International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Dead Center Film Festival. The film has also been shown at dozens of universities and educational settings, including the United Nations. The nationally focused Audience Engagement effort, The Closer to the Truth Project, utilized the film in varied communities across the U.S.
Adam was director, writer and co-producer of episodes of the three-part series Free to Dance, chronicling African-American contributions to modern dance. The Emmy-winning series aired on PBS. Previously Adam made 16mm experimental films which have shown nationally, including a one-person screening at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has received grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Foundation for Jewish Culture, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the Southern Humanities Media Fund among many others.
Adam has also edited numerous feature documentaries including Rory Kennedy’s American Hollow (HBO, Sundance Film Festival), Dori Berinstein’s Carol Channing: Large Than Life, Show Business and Gotta Dance (all Tribeca Film Festival premieres and Showtime broadcasts), Michael Kantor’s Broadway: The American Musical (PBS), Madison Davis Lacy’s Richard Wright: Black Boy (PBS) and Ken Burns and Steve Ives’ The West (PBS). He has cut many films for PBS series including American Experience and POV.