English Kills Voyage


English Kills Voyage

An experimental documentary
Created by Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley
and Sarah Nelson Wright
Color, 7 minutes, 2013

English Kills Voyage journeys into the waters of the Newtown Creek – one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States – to explore the English Kills, a contaminated tributary located at the very end this toxic Superfund site. Filmed entirely using remote control boats, this project was a part of The Newtown Creek Armada, a public art project exploring the past, present and future of the Newtown Creek.

English Kills Voyage has been screened and exhibited at the Dumbo Arts Festival, Pioneer Works, Swale, UnionDocs, and the Greenpoint Film Festival. It has also been shown as a site specific installation on the Newtown Creek, with the Queens Museum.


  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2023