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Filmmaker and Writer Curt Ellis

Date: December 2, 2008 PST

Curt Ellis, writer and documentarian, will speak on “King Corn and the American Diet.” A Food and Policy Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, Ellis co-created and appeared in the Mosaic Films feature documentary King Corn, which was released theatrically by Balcony Releasing in 2007 and was broadcast nationally on PBS in April, 2008. His work with King Corn has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, and on NPR, CBS, ABC and CNN. He continues to travel and speak about the connections between farm policy, large-scale corn production, family farm loss, and obesity.

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