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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.
Date: Third Monday of every month
April 15, 2013
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough.
Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
Gene Baur is co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 25 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, was published in March 2008 and has appeared on the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe best-seller lists. Gene holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.
Philippe Orlando shot the factory farming footage used in Vegucated (as well as some of the footage used in Earthlings narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and Meet Your Meat narrated by Alec Baldwin). Originally from France, Philippe graduated from the University of Massachusetts, and studied at Boston Film and Video Foundation where he learned film, video production and editing. Philippe is a Greenbelter, vegan and fitness expert.
Dawn Moncrief is the Founding Director of DC-based, A Well-Fed World. AWFW is a hunger relief and animal protection organization that partners with and strengthens grassroots vegan feeding programs, farm animal care, and pro-veg advocacy. Dawn's specialty is the detrimental effects of meat consumption on global hunger and climate change.
Sponsored by Green Vegan Networking, for more information contact Cam MacQueen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 18, 2013
The Healthcare Movie
The Healthcare Movie tells the story of Canada’s single payer health care system and how the United States developed such a different system. Most people, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.
Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.
This Reel and Meal is being co-sponsored by Healthcare- Now of Maryland, a statewide grassroots organization working for affordable, accessible quality health care for all Marylanders. They believe that health care is a basic human rights and that a single-payer system is the best method to achieve universal care, eliminate administrative waste, control costs, obtain public accountability and reduce excessive private profits.Discussion leaders, Deborah Schumann, MD and Sergio Espana are both active with Healthcare- Now of Maryland and will discuss the efforts that the group has made toward bringing single payer health care to Maryland.
For further information please contact Susan Barnett at 301 474 7465, email@example.com.
February 18, 2013
War Dance portrays members of the Acholi ethnic group forced to live in a northern Uganda refugee camp under military protection. In 2005, the camp’s primary school won the regional music competition and participated in the annual National Music Competition in Kampala. Focusing on 3 teenagers, the film follows them as they prepare for the event and reveals the anguish and strife they have experienced along with their hopes and dreams.
Prior to the film, we will show a brief video about African aid to victims of the 10-year “blood diamonds” war in Sierra Leone. Donations of clothing and shoes are requested and will be sent to war survivors. For more information, contact Ed Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition.
January 28, 2013
Living for 32
Living for 32 is "a film about the 32 murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting in April 2007...and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America". The story is told by survivors of the VA Tech shooting, Colin Goddard and Emily Hass. Goddard, who has recently attended White House meetings to discuss solutions to gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden, tells how - as a Brady Campaign volunteer - he gathered proof of how easy it is to buy weapons with no background check at gun shows nationwide.
Living for 32 also explores related issues prominent since the Newtown, CT rampage - such as: inadequate mental health care, the huge risks involved in allowing weapons for defense at every school, and the daily toll of death by gunfire in the nation's homes and streets (more than 900 people have lost their lives due to gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting).
Finally, Living for 32 reveals how a determined response to tragedy can start to bring about change.
Living for 32 was selected for 2011 Sundance Film Festival; for more on the film, visit livingfor32.com.
Discussion following the screening will include ways citizens can influence proposed U.S. and Maryland state government actions related to gun control.
Panelists for the evening:
Reel & Meal is sponsored by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, & Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition.
December 17, 2012
2012 The Mayan Word
2012 The Mayan Word answers questions everyone is asking about the Mayan Prophecies of 2012 and explores our connection to the planet and the cosmos. But who is listening to the Maya? This groundbreaking film from director, Melissa Gunasena, brings us the voices of the Mayan people as they share their perspectives on the prophecies of their ancestors and their fight to defend Mother Earth and their culture from destruction.
2012 The Mayan Word is both a message of hope and a call to action. Featuring testimonies from contemporary Mayans throughout Mesoamerica, from spiritual guides to activists, community leaders, farmers, artists, teachers, and children, this film is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Mayan struggle and spirituality.
Interview with the Director
Reel and Meal will be collecting donations for animals in NY and NJ impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to Main Line Animal Rescue (a Pennsylvania organization collecting funds to buy needed supplies for animals in Staten Island and neighboring areas).
For more information, contact Cam MacQueen/Green Vegan Networking at email@example.com.
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