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King Corn film showing

King Corn film showing

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:00pm

You are what you eat -- and everything on your plate is corn.

This is the third film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, and concerns the topics of Iowa farming, government subsidies, and nutrition.

Engrossing and eye-opening, King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation.  Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.

With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn.  Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America’s modern food system. (90 minutes in length; unrated.)

This film viewing is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend and join us.

Snacks will be provided. 

Contact Information: 

Kathleen McQuillen, 515-274-4851, ext. 22


Friends Meeting House
4211 Grand Ave.
Des Moines , IA