Lavender Lake: Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal (1997)

Lavender Lake: Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 52mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ben Sonenberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Allison Prete Producer n/a 3 3000001
Joe Hamersky Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Allison Prete Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Leon Martin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ken Druckerman Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Allison Prete Director n/a 2 2000001
Spencer Finch Actor n/a 1 1000007
Harry Pontone Actor Himself 1 1000003
Buddy Scotto Actor Himself 1 1000002
Leonard "Chickman" Thomas Actor Himself 1 1000004
Meg Belichick Actor Herself 1 1000005
Ben Longstreth Actor Himself 1 1000006
Anne Lamott Actor Herself 1 1000001
South Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, opened in 1866, was once hailed as "one of the shortest and most important waterways in the world." It was also known as the dirtiest and was dubbed "Lavender Lake." Almost immediately after it opened, local residents called for it to be flushed out or filled in. One Hundred and thirty years of raw sewage, toxic sludge, drowned dogs, and dumped corpses later, the community continues to fight to clean up the Gowanus.