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: 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 27, 2015

Swine Country

Swine Country promotional photo

Swine Country depicts large-scale corporate farms in eastern North Carolina that adopted Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in the late 1980s. These farms create dirty water and air and unacceptable living conditions for those who live nearby. They who run these commercial factories have been unwilling to change their waste disposal practices, no matter how damaging they are to waterways, fields and human health.

Discussion leaders Tom Clement, director of the film, and Frederick Tutman, grassroots community advocate for a cleaner Patuxent River, and Kathy Phillips, Assateague Coastkeeper will discuss what citizens can do to influence agricultural pollution.


Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition.