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March 16th 2016:Curtis Ellis: A Documentary Superstar Educating America About Food. Required for anyone planning to visit a supermarket, fast-food joint, or their own refrigerator

Curtis "Curt" Ellis shares his graduation from Yale and becoming an American filmmaker, social entrepreneur, and advocate for sustainable agriculture and healthy food. This spurred Curt to become co-founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization FoodCorps. He shared a Peabody Award in 2008 for King Corn, which he co-produced and starred in,and in 2011 he won the Heinz Award for his work in the sustainable food movement. Curt co-created and starred in the 2007 Mosaic Films documentary, King Corn. The film, which the Washington Post called "Required viewing for anyone planning to

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Curtis Ellis

Curtis Ellis was born in Lake Oswego, Oregon the youngest of six children. He attended Lakeridge High School in Oregon and The Mountain School in Vermont, then earned a B.A. in History from Yale College, and went on with friend Ian Cheney to co-created and starred in the 2007 Mosaic Films documentary, King Corn. Directed by Ellis' cousin Aaron Woolf, King Corn featured journalist Michael Pollan and Nixon-era Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz.[8] It received a limited theatrical release, aired nationally on PBS Independent Lens and won a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. Ellis and Cheney founded the documentary and advocacy company Wicked Delicate Films in 2005.Wicked Delicate's first feature
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