Omnivore - A new documentary explores the role of corn in our food supply

ITVS Community Cinema will host a preview of "King Corn," a feature documentary written and produced by Curt Ellis, Ian Cheney, and Aaron Woolf, at the Decatur Library on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

The film, directed by Woolf, follows Ellis and Cheney, two Yale buddies concerned about America's obesity epidemic, on a year-long journey in a small county in rural Iowa. They rent an acre of land and grow a "bumper" crop of corn and supposedly discover that the grain is one of the main culprits behind our fast-food nation. They also raise some red flags about how we eat and how we farm.

“For the first time in American history, our generation was at risk of having a shorter lifespan than our parents. And it was because of what we ate.”

—Curt Ellis, filmmaker


"King Corn" will premiere as part of the sixth season of the PBS television series "Independent Lens" on Tuesday, April 15, at 10 p.m. Check out a promotional clip of the film here.

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