Everyone is talking about the Mayan Prophecies of 2012 but who is listening to the Maya? Join us as we consider this question while watching Melissa Gunasena's groundbreaking film that 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.
To watch an interview with the director, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1u7vqF-qag.
The evening begins at 6:30 with a delicious, scratch-made, ($13.00/optional), vegan buffet prepared by Chefs Karim and Maria.
Reel and Meal is a monthly film series, held every 3rd Monday of the month, at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Reel & Meal is sponsored by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition. Admission to the film is always free.
** This holiday month Reel and Meal is collecting donations for the animals impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Tax-deductible contributions to Main Line Animal Rescue (a Pennsylvania-based organization collecting funds to buy needed supplies for animals in Staten Island and neighboring areas) are greatly appreciated as there still exists a dramatic need to help companion animals in the aftermath of Sandy. **