King Corn

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You are what you eat. King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

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, 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.

Director Aaron Woolf.  88 min, NR.

This program is sponsored by the following Departments at Amherst College:  American Studies, Anthropology and Sociology, Film and Media Studies, and Environmental Studies;  and by the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World.