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"deserted": An APA Maryland Film Screening Event

  • JMT (Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson) 40 Wight Avenue Cockeysville, MD, 21030 United States (map)

In the world’s wealthiest country, access to healthy food should be a basic human right, one shared by all.

Lack of access to food with nutritional value, is an endemic problem across our country. In Baltimore City, many neighborhoods offer little in the way of decent choices for residents. This film attempts to raise awareness through the stories of people trying to make a difference and reclaim their right to nutritious food.


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This APA Maryland film screening event is FREE and will serve light refreshments generously provided by our sponsor, JMT. Come early, grab a seat, and enjoy the film! Q&A with director Emily Stubbs to follow.

This event will offer 1 CM Credit!

5PM - Social hour
5:45PM-6:15PM - "deserted" film screening
6:15PM-6:45PM - Q&A with Director Emily Stubb


Directed by: Emily Stubb

Emily Stubb is a Baltimore-based director, producer, and editor interested in the intersection of our natural and industrialized worlds. Emily’s environmental activism currently explores issues of food sustainability and food integrity in our culture.  

Her short documentary, deserted, an official selection of the 2019 Maryland Film Festival and 2019 Global Impact Film Festival, looks at how some residents are working to address the lack of fresh produce and unprocessed alternatives in Baltimore City. Emily directed and produced this film as her undergraduate thesis for degrees in documentary film and environmental studies (2018). 

To continue to build awareness, Emily is pursuing a broader investigation into the nations food landscape, taking her focus to cities across the country where groups and individuals are working to combat this issue. As a society we need to regain an understanding of the value of food. Through in-depth investigation, together these vignettes aim to share the struggles and successes of individuals and communities that are taking on the challenge of food insecurity, the lack of access to nutritious food.