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: 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: 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
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.