Managed Retreat

Managed Retreat

A documentary film
Produced and Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Color, 18 minutes, 2018
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 2018 at Rooftop Films, and is now screening at film festivals, conferences and exhibits worldwide, including the Environmental Film Festival Australia, the Arquiteturas Film Festival, the Imagine Science Film Festival, and the Creative Climate Awards. The film was produced with the assistance of two grants from the Rooftop Films alumni filmmakers fund.

 

 

 

 

 

  • All images ¬© Nathan Kensinger 2019