Rotch Library IAP Film Series:
When: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 8, 2009
Where: Rotch Library Conference Room, 7-238
King Corn: a film (2006)
Two college graduates plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil, with the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides. 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. (92 minutes)
This film is a part of the Rotch Library DVD collection.
Contact: Heather McCann, 7-238, x3-7098, <hmccann_at_mit.edu>
Sponsor: MIT Libraries hosted by Heather McCann, Allison Benedetti, Omar Khalidi, Jonah Jenkins
Enrollment: Seating is limited; first come, first served, limited to 20 participants.