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UNI to host filmmaker and co-founder of FoodCorps

February 11, 2014

Kamyar Enshayan, director, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, 319-273-7575,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Curt Ellis went from creating award-winning documentary films to starting a nonprofit to help prevent childhood obesity. Ellis will describe the journey that led him to make the leap from filmmaking to advocacy work in his presentation from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Ellis has produced a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning films about sustainability and the food industry. In 2010, he helped found FoodCorps, a national nonprofit devoted to promoting healthy eating and nutrition education. His Peabody award-winning film "King Korn" will be screened at 7 p.m., Monday, March 24, in UNI's Center for Multicultural Education. The screening is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, at 319-273-7575 or