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Press Release
November 23, 2011

National Archives Hosts Free Screening of Food, Inc. Documentary on November 30

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, November 30, at 7 p.m., the National Archives will host a free screening and panel discussion of Oscar®-nominated documentary Food, Inc. (2009, 93 minutes) in conjunction with its popular exhibit "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?". The program is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives. Food, Inc. is directed by Robert Kenner and produced by Kenner and Elise Pearlstein.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alice Kamps, Curator of "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?"; Ann Harvey Yonkers, co-director of FRESHFARM Markets; and Brooks Miller and Anna Santini, owners of North Mountain Pastures Farm in Newport, PA.

This event is free and open to the public, The William G. McGowan Theater is located in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. The public should use the Special Event entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

About: “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”

“What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” explores the Government’s effect on the American diet. Unearth the stories and personalities behind the increasingly complex programs and legislation that affect what Americans eat. Learn about Government’s extraordinary efforts, successes, and failures to change our eating habits. From Revolutionary War rations to Cold War cultural exchanges, discover the multiple ways that food has occupied the hearts and minds of Americans and their Government. There are over 100 original records in the exhibit—including folk songs, war posters, educational films, and even seed packets. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs through January 3, 2012, in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building. Museum hours are 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. through March 14, 2012, daily. See more information on “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”. What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with support from Mars, Incorporated and Mars Food.

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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