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.

June 15, 2020

Who Will Write Our History?

Reel and Meal presents via ZOOM the documentary Who Will Write Our History?, a bold story of Nazi resistance inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Community leaders wrote eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust, which they buried in the hopes that the archive would survive the war, even if they did not. It took years to recover the archive of 30,000 pages, which now forms an important source of information.

Jonathan Brent, Executive Director and CEO of The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, will lead the discussion following the film. YIVO is the world’s premier academic institute devoted to teaching and the study of East European Jewish history, language and culture. It has the most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel.

To register for the film in zoom, please use this link:
Zoom will be accessible at 6:30 so that we may begin the film promptly at 7 p.m.