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Bissell Symposium: ‘King Corn’ Events – Nov. 12 and 13

UPDATED: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Curt Ellis was unable to make it for events originally scheduled Nov. 1.  

This event has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13. 

The Bissell Symposium will present two events surrounding the documentary film “King Corn,” a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in Colton 120, the documentary will be shown, followed by a question-and-answer session with documentary creator Curt Ellis. At noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13,  in East Hall Forum, Ellis will give a presentation.

Ellis is a creator of the hit documentaries King CornThe Greening of SouthieBig River and Truck Farm. He is co-founder of the national service organization FoodCorps, and a passionate campaigner for building a world in which service, sustainability and health are celebrated.

View the documentary trailer.

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