Big River

The guys who made the Peabody-winning documentary King Corn, are at it again. King Corn follows college buddies Ian and Curt to Iowa where they raise one acre of American’s most processed crop. In their smart, thoughtful follow up film, Big River, Ian and Curt trace their acre of corn through the country to see where it ends up and who it affects.

I’m not going to bother with spoilers here since the results are no real surprise – it’s horrifying what we’re doing to our world through the magic of agribusiness. From the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, Ian and Curtis discover cancer clusters, dead zones and agriculture’s connection to climate change.

I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Big River and host a screening for your friends and family.

It’s horrifying, but you’ll eat it up.


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