Wednesday, March 12, 2008

King Corn

If you enjoyed Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, or if you're feeling mildly guilty about not having read it yet, here's a way to get a quick [p]review.

Inspired by Pollan, a couple of young New Yorkers decide to study the American way of farming by going to Iowa, buying an acre, and growing their own corn crop. King Corn is their illuminating 90-minute documentary about what they learned. Read more about it at their website, or rent the CD from Blockbuster (Netflix isn't yet aware that it's been released).

My friend Linda, who is an Iowa farmer, liked this film so much that she sent me a copy. If you live nearby, I'll lend it to you.

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