King corn

Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Documentaries DOCUMENTARY 633.15 K58 (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Documentaries
Call Number  DOCUMENTARY 633.15 K58 (DVD)
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-Fiction DVDs DVD 633.15 KIN
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Non-Fiction DVDs
Call Number  DVD 633.15 KIN
Two friends with one year to spare and a deep curiosity about the American food distribution system set out to grow an acre of corn and see what becomes of their crop in director Aaron Woolf's agriculturally themed documentary. Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis are best friends from college who have decided to move from the East Coast to the Midwest in hopes of getting a better idea where the food they consume on a daily basis actually comes from. Corn is America's most productive and subsidized grain. Upon relocating to Iowa, the pair seeks out the assistance of friends and neighbors in procuring the land, seeds, fertilizers, and herbicides needed to grow a one-acre bumper crop of this highly versatile commodity. As their maize is harvested and the sometimes-troubling realities of modern faming begin to emerge, the pair sets off on a mission to track the progress of their product and find out just how it is used to create a variety of different food products. What emerges is an informative and at times disturbing account of both the food Americans so readily consume without so much as a second thought, and the alarming state of the contemporary agricultural industry. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Corn -- Iowa.
Corn as food.
Corn -- Fertilizers.
Genetically modified foods.
Corn industry -- United States.
Corn products industry -- United States.
Corn -- Processing -- United States.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Farms -- Iowa -- Butler County.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Publisher [New York, NY] :Docurama Films :2008
Distributed by New Video,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles King corn :
Contributors Cheney, Ian.
Ellis, Curt.
Woolf, Aaron.
Balcony Releasing.
Mosaic Films.
Independent Television Service.
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group.
Participants/Performers Curt Ellis, Ian Cheney.
Other Contributors Edited by Jeffrey K. Miller; camera, Sam Cullman, Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney; original music, The WoWz, Bo Ramsey, Spencer Chakedis.
Language English
Notes Originally released as a documentary in 2006.
Special features: Deleted scenes: Chicago: hauling the harvest to the Board of trade -- Washington DC : talking corn on Capitol Hill -- Boston : a new Boston tea party ; Featurettes : The king corn in the corn belt tour -- The lost basement lectures ; WoWz music video; photo galler y; filmmaker biographies.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or Dolby 2.0, NTSC, widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1422909387
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