Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.


April 15, 2024

Gaza’s Palestinians, the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, and the Muslims from Kashmir all have been living in conflict zones since the British pulled out in 1947. Millions of people have died and millions more displaced: by land grabs and seemingly end-less wars and oppression.

The film is screened in-house and online. Prior registration is required for Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/Reel-and-Meal-April-2024

Angel of Gaza

Angel of Gaza tells the plight of one refugee family. Ahmad Mansour, Palestinian filmmaker, will discuss this world news dominating situation.

Bangladesh: the Rohingya’s Bitter Exile shows the Muslim minority in Myanmar driven from their country by their army.

A History of the Conflict in Kashmir and Defending Kashmir: Anchar’s Last Stand Against India’s Control are two very short films that introduce us to this area of similar strife.

The program is designed for participants to better understand these three different situations all involving Muslim populations driven from their homes after the British left all three colonies in 1947.

For more information, call Frank Gervasi at 301 467-2418 or visit the Reel and Meal’s Facebook page. This month’s sponsor is The Greenbelt Refugee Aid Committee.