Managed Retreat

Managed Retreat

A documentary film
Produced and Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Color, 18 minutes, 2018
www.www.managedretreatfilm.com

Managed Retreat is a short documentary portrait of three New York City neighborhoods that, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, were purchased by the NY State government, to be demolished and returned to nature as part of the city’s first ‘managed retreat’ from rising sea levels. This observational documentary follows the process of retreat over the course of five seasons, as homes are destroyed and wild animals begin to return.

Managed Retreat premiered in August 2018 at Rooftop Films, and is now screening at film festivals and exhibits worldwide. In December 2015, it received two grants from Rooftop Films – a Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Short Film Grant and a Rooftop Films / DCTV Equipment and Services Short Film Grant.

 

 

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2018