Great Films for a Great Cause: King Corn

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Great Films for a Great Cause: King Corn
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Great Film:  
King Corn
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.

The Great Cause:

Hawaii Island Food Basket 
The Food Basket is an island-wide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high-quality food to low-income households,  the working poor, the disabled, the ill, senior citizens, children, and other members of the Big Island's most vulnerable populations.
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