King corn : you are what you eat

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  • Creator Balcony Releasing presents a Mosaic Films production, a film by Aaron Wolf ; a co-production of Mosaic Films Incorporated and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; co-produced by Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis ; produced and directed by Aaron Woolf
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York, NY] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, [2008]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 1422909387, 9781422909386
  • OCLC ocn213373700
  • Credits
    • Curt Ellis, Ian Cheney
    • Camera, Sam Cullman, Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney ; editor, Jeffrey K. Miller ; original music, The WoWz, Bo Ramsey, Spencer Chakedis


  • Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naivet√©, 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.


  • Title from container.
  • Originally released as a documentary in 2006.
  • Special features: Deleted scenes; "The king corn in the corn belt tour" featurette; "The lost basement lectures" featurette; "WoWz music video; photo gallery; filmmaker biographies.
  • DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
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