Friday, March 14, 2008

The Return of King Corn...

If you missed the Denver screening of "King Corn" in January (see January 7th posting), don't despair. It's coming back!

There will be a King Corn screening and discussion on Wednesday, March 26th, beginning at 7:oo p.m., at the Starz Film Center, 900 Auraria Parkway (on the Auraria Campus) in Denver. This free event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS and you can RSVP here.

For those of you who missed the earlier post, King Corn is a documentary film produced by two college buddies, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, who 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.

This film is a great introduction to some of the challenges of our current food system. For a more detailed review, check out this five minute clip from ABC News. Then mark your calendars and turn out for this highly educational event.

1 comment:

Allison, Rocky Mountain PBS said...

Thanks for mentioning our screening of King Corn! See you there.