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 20, 2022

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

Brave New Films’ Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is a film investigating the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy.

The film features more than 70 interviews, including the stories of 16-year-old Tariq Aziz, killed by a drone in 2011, school teacher, Rafiq ur Rehman, whose mother was killed and children hospitalized due to a drone strike in 2012, a former American drone operator, drone strike victims’ families, investigative journalists, and top military officials.

Unmanned enlivens the public debate not just by enriching the existing discourse with a balanced depiction of the U.S. drone program, but more importantly illuminating the human cost of our wars.

This will be a hybrid event, beginning at 7 p.m. either live in the New Deal Café or via Zoom. Virtual attendance requires registration via

Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery will offer (meal).–for $7.99 for virtual participants on Zoom. (Call 301-474-0522 by 1pm on May 16 to order your meal, for pick-up between 4pm and 7pm at the deli.) Those who attend in-person are encouraged to purchase a meal from the Cafe menu, and encouraged to wear masks.