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King Corn
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 7pm
644 Mass St. · Cost: Free - 3
Jan 23, 2011

Environs, Films For Action & Chipotle present a film screening of King Corn, with guest speaker Simran Sethi and co-director Curt Ellis.

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, 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.

There will be a raffle at the event of local food and gift certificates from local businesses, and each attendee will get a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos.

A $3 donation is suggested. This will be a 70/30 joint fund raiser for Just Food and Films For Action. Just Food is a Douglas County Food bank that served over 2,000 people last month. They need to raise over $100,000 in less than 60 days to avoid foreclosure.

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A great local story about the event can be read here: http://www.lawrence.com/news/2011/mar/25/all-hail-king-corn/

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