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.

August 18, 2014

Besa: The Promise

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During WWII, the Muslim-majority country of Albania opened its borders to Jews & protected them from the occupying German troops. Besa: The Promise weaves the heroism of everyday Albanians through a Muslim storekeeper’s promise to return 3 Hebrew books to the Jewish family his father rescued.

Christine Solinski Romero, Producer/Editor of the film, & Johanna Neumann, whose family sheltered in Albania during the Holocaust, will lead the discussion.

Three Greenbelt groups: Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking & The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County plan the Reel & Meal.