Film Screening
King Corn: You Are What You Eat
Courtesy C Ellis

King Corn

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Film screening (50-min., directed by Aaron Woolf, 2007)
followed by Q&A with filmmaker Curt Ellis


Join Heinz and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Curt Ellis (Yale ’02) for a special screening and discussion of King Corn, the 2007 documentary Ellis co-created with Yale classmate Ian Cheney (Yale ’02, Yale F&ES ’03). The film tells their story as they grow an acre of America’s #1 crop and follow its fate as fast food. Released in theaters in 60 cities and broadcast nationally on PBS, King Corn reshaped our national discussion on farm subsidies, food and health. Ellis, who will deliver a Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity seminar earlier in the afternoon, will also discuss the nonprofit he co-founded, FoodCorps, the “Peace Corps” for healthy school food.


Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating is a collaboration between the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


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