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King Corn: You Are What You Eat (2007)

Cast: Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Stephen Macko, more...
Director: Aaron Woolf, Aaron Woolf
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Studio: New Video Group
Genre: Documentary, Nature & Science , Quirky Characters
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Two friends with one year to spare and a deep curiosity about the American food distribution system set out to grow and acre of corn and see what becomes of their crop in director Aaron Woolf's agricultural-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 and 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 though and the alarming state of the contemporary agricultural industry. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide



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