Black Mayonnaise

 

Black Mayonnaise

A documentary film
Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Color, 9 minutes, 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 Superfund cleanup is now underway by the Environmental Protection Agency, unearthing its toxic sediment of ‘black mayonnaise.’


Black Mayonnaise will have its film festival premiere at the Rooftop Film Festival in Summer 2022. It was supported by a grant from the Awesome Foundation.

 












  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2021