A documentary film
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 Superfund cleanup is now underway by the Environmental Protection Agency, unearthing its toxic sediment 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, and has also been screened at the Ministry of Culture of Peru as part of the Festival Sembrando Cine, and at the National Cinematheque of Ecuador as part of the ECOador Film Festival. It is now being exhibited and screened at galleries and film festivals worldwide. It was supported by a grant from the Awesome Foundation.