King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, 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.
Presented in partnership with CIFF Selects. The Camden International Film Festival, based right here in Maine, is recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers. www.camdenfilmfest.org
FREE ADMISSION sponsored by Unity College.