Big River

By Ellis, Curt

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ISBN
978-1-59458-930-0
Publisher
Mosaic Films


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2010  |  Media

Big River is not really a stand-alone documentary but rather a short companion piece to King Corn (LJ 9/15/08). In the latter film, friends Ellis and Ian Cheney planted an acre of corn in Iowa and showed the viewer exactly what goes into producing the American food chain. Here, they return to Iowa and follow the near...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

Gr 9 Up—Filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis present a follow-up to their award-winning documentary, King Corn (SLJ, Aug. 2008, p. 60), which chronicled the planting and harvesting of one acre of corn, and its transformation and utilization in America's food. In Big River, they follow the path of herbicides used on their acre of corn and explore how chemicals impact the lives of farmers from Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico. Farmers, scientists, professors, and fisherman are interviewed. Traveling by canoe,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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