Black Mayonnaise

 

Black Mayonnaise

A documentary film
Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Work In Progress, 2022

Black Mayonnaise is a short documentary portrait of the dredging of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Polluted by more than a century of industrial waste and raw sewage, the canal is one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the United States. A Federal Superfund cleanup is now underway, unearthing its toxic ‘black mayonnaise’ next to a busy public promenade, in the middle of several busy residential neighborhoods.

 












  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2021