King Corn

King Corn

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Director: Aaron Woolf

Cast: Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Stephen Macko

     
 

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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 collegeSee more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
UPC:
0767685115046
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
43,303

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian Cheney Participant
Curt Ellis Participant
Stephen Macko Participant
Chuck Pyatt Participant
Ricardo Salvador Participant
Dawn Cheney Participant
Rich Johnson Participant
Al Marth Participant
Michael Pollan Participant
Scott McGregor Participant
Bob Bledsoe Participant
Sue Jarrett Participant
Dean Jarrett Participant
Allen Trenkele Participant
Loren Cordain Participant
Audrae Erickson Participant
Fray Mendez Participant
Farida Khan Participant
Sabita Moktan Participant
Earl Butz Participant

Technical Credits
Aaron Woolf Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Bock Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Spencer Chakedis Score Composer
Ian Cheney Cinematographer,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Sam Cullman Cinematographer
Curt Ellis Co-producer,Screenwriter
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Jeffrey K. Miller Editor,Screenwriter
Bo Ramsey Score Composer
WoWz Score Composer

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