"King Corn" Documentary Screening


"King Corn" Documentary Screening
Monday June 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Libertalia (3834 5th Ave.)

"King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, 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." -(imdb)

King Corn will be screened as part of the San Diego BioJustice 2008 campaign. Followed by a discussion and an update on the Biotech Industry Organization conference that will be in downtown San Diego this week.