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.
May 19, 2014
Climate of Hope and The Ultimate Wish
Climate of Hope, a 30-minute documentary by Scott Ludlam, provides background information about nuclear energy and climate change. The Ultimate Wish, a 40-minute documentary by Robert Richter, gives voice to two survivors of nuclear radiation: one in Nagasaki in 1945 and the other in Fukushima in 2011. Sakue Shimohira, age ten, was hiding in a Nagasaki shelter when the nuclear bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Takako Shishido, living in Fukushima at the time of the March 2011 nuclear power plants’ triple meltdowns, tells us what happened and what she would like to see happen now.
After the film, Tim Judson, the new executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), will lead the discussion about the dangers of nuclear proliferation.
The Reel & Meal is sponsored by three Greenbelt affinity groups. The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County plans this month’s film.