113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt
Optional vegan buffet served 6:30 pm, free film show & discussion 7:00 pm
Utopia Film Festival brings to Reel & Meal three documentaries- about some immigrants, refugees, and Kenyan children:
Remember Everything: to not Forget Anyone — a poignant three-minute short from Italy about immigrants who drown trying to reach safety in Europe, told by a person who remembers all of their names.
An American House — one that welcomes illegal immigrants from Central America to the US and gives them shelter and safety, 22 minutes.
We are the Nation — set in a slum in Kenya, it portrays orphaned and traumatized children coming together through music and a remarkable benefactor as a way to build positive lives, 52 minutes- see more on its Facebook page.
These timely films show what conditions people emigrate from, the risks they take to find a safe life, and the welcome some receive. Their stories are a bit like our family stories, those of the children of immigrants who left danger or hardship for a better life. Thanksgiving week, they may remind us we are all pilgrims. Discussion will follow.
The New Deal Café is accessible from Greenbelt Metro station by buses G 12 and 14.
For directions, see the New Deal Café website.
Reel & Meal at the New Deal series promotes public awareness of peace, justice, environmental and animal rights issues. Its sponsors: Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George’s Peace & Justice Coalition.
For more about this month’s program, contact Frank Gervasi at firstname.lastname@example.org.