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.

March 18, 2024

Palestine and Israel

Explore the complexities of Israeli/Gaza conflict at our next screening at the New Deal Café. Hamas’ assault on Israel on October 7, 2023, claimed over 1,200 lives, prompting Israel to declare war on the Gaza Strip. Over 129 individuals remain held hostage by Hamas, while 31,272 Gazan citizens have been killed and others face starvation.

4 short videos explain the historic and current conflict:
An Israeli TV piece and an Israeli soldier’s video diary presents one view. A Democracy Now show with Al Jazeera footage and an interview with Professor of Arab Studies Rashid Khalidi presents another. A Le Monde production examines many aspects including the Two State solution first proposed in 1947 and last week in President Biden’s State of the Union address.

Join us at the Reel and Meal event at the New Deal Café on Monday at 7 p.m., at 113 Centerway in Greenbelt for four short films that shed light on this ongoing tragedy. Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, will lead the discussion following the screening. Online registration is required for “virtual” participants: