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.

Due to Covid Reel and Meal events have moved to a Zoom format.  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: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.
Location: Zoom

April 19, 2021

Ram Ke Naam (In the Name of God)

Reel and Meal is happening on Zoom! Register online to attend the Zoom event:

Ram Ke Naam (In the Name of God) is a film about right-wing extremism and religious hatred in India, culminating in mob violence that demolished a Muslim mosque in 1992. The film shows how destructive political rhetoric can be, just as the speeches and rallies surrounding the 2020 presidential election culminated in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6. The depiction of animosity between Hindus and Muslims in this film also raises questions for us about incidents of religious and ethnic hatred here in the U.S.

Tasnuva Khan with Peace Action Montgomery County will lead the discussion following the film, with Ruchira Gupta and Sana Qutubuddin as panelists. Ruchira is a journalist and activist, and the founder of Apne Aap, an NGO focused on women’s rights. Her journalism career has focused on gender rights, armed conflicts in India, caste conflict, and minority issues. Sana is the National Advocacy Executive for the Indian American Muslim Council, and has written extensively on Hindu nationalism in India and the United States.

Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal: Macro Vegetarian Chickpea Masala and rice with Samosa Dumplings and steamed cauliflower for $7.99. To order, call 301.474.0522 and ask for the deli by 1:00 p.m. on Monday April 19 for pick-up at the deli between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For information on this month’s program, check out Reel and Meal’s Facebook page or contact Vijay Parameshwaran: 650-336-4994 or .