Last week I attended the 3rd Annual Organic Summit in Washington state. One of the highlights of the event was the first annual Organic Film Trailer Competition. Out of 13 entries, 7 made it to the finals. Curt Ellis, producer of the acclaimed documentary King Corn introduced the finalists and talked about his upcoming project Big River, which he said, "looks at the same acre of corn we grew corn on in King Corn through a new lens—the lens of water." This lens looks at the use of pesticides and herbicides and the aftermath of destruction that flows from field to river to the ocean and which can ultimately affect the health of people.
Like King Corn, the film trailers that were shown at the Organic Summit all had a cause. While Priceless walked away with the $1,000 award, Open Minds, Open Mouths was a close second. The Greenhorns was also a favorite among attendees.