King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat - and how we farm.
The film will be followed by a conversation between filmmakers Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis and Aaron Woolf and Knight Professor of Journalism Michael Pollan.
Official Website: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/events/details.php?ID=441
Added by peterme on October 27, 2007