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 Rooftop Film Festival in August 2022, and is now being exhibited and screened at galleries, film festivals and colleges. It was supported by a grant from the Awesome Foundation.