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.

May 20, 2024

Ma Ka Doodh (Mother’s Milk)

Ma Ka Doodh (Mother’s Milk) tells the story of the dairy industry in India. Cows are supposedly considered sacred in this country of 1.1 billion Hindus. India is also the world’s largest producer of milk, and one of the world’s largest exporters of beef. Yet killing cows in most states in India is prohibited.

Filmmaker Dr. Harsha Atmakuri travelled around India to make this poignant film about cows, buffalos, and profits. He became a devoted vegan/vegtarian in the process.

Watch at the cafe or on Zoom. Pre-registration is required for the Zoom screening:

For more information, call Frank Gervasi at 301 467-2418.