Black Mayonnaise

 

Black Mayonnaise

A documentary film
Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Color, 9 minutes, 2022

Black Mayonnaise is a dark voyage into one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the United States. In New York City, a Superfund cleanup is now underway, unearthing the toxic sediment at the bottom of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. Polluted by more than a century of industrial waste and raw sewage, the canal is being dredged by the Environmental Protection Agency, unearthing its buried layers of ‘black mayonnaise.’

Black Mayonnaise had its film festival premiere at the 2022 Rooftop Film Festival, and its international premiere at the National Cinema Museum of Italy, as part of the 2023 CinemAmbiente film festival. It has screened at the Ministry of Culture of Peru and the National Cinematheque of Ecuador, and is now being exhibited at galleries and film festivals worldwide. It was supported by a grant from the Awesome Foundation.

 












  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2024