Managed Retreat

Managed Retreat

A documentary film
Produced and Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Color, 18 minutes, 2018

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 will be released in 2018. 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