Adam Mazo

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Film Projects


Adam Mazo is the co-director and a producer of DAWNLAND (Independent Lens, 2018-19) and FIRST LIGHT (short doc, Camden, 2015). The films go inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. His hour-long film COEXIST focuses on a government experiment in forced reconciliation after genocide in Rwanda. It aired on public television and WORLD Channel in 2014. He co-founded and leads the Upstander Project. Since 2009 the organization has been making films and learning resources, and leading teacher workshops to help people move toward being upstanders. Mazo has been a television news and documentary journalist for nearly two decades, with work appearing on major broadcast outlets. He is originally from Minnesota, graduated from the University of Florida, and now lives in Boston with his family.