Sky and Ground + Q&A – 17th June 2021

A Refugee Week 2021 Event

Sky and Ground: Online Screening + Q&A Panel
Thursday 17th June | 7:00pm – 9:45pm

This Refugee Week, join us online to watch the critically acclaimed documentary Sky and Ground, followed by a Q&A with a panel of Special Guests!

Buy your ticket, join the conversation and help give a lifeline to refugees in Berkshire.

Please note: you will need to buy a ticket to watch Sky and Ground.

We are proud to present this event in partnership with Reading Film Theatre, Deloitte Reading and Refugee Week.

Click here to see our other Refugee Week events and our Seven Actions challenge

Sky and Ground

One Syrian family risks everything on the 3,000 mile journey to safety.

Leaving all they know behind them, the Nabi family journey away from Syria towards their destination: Germany. One member takes it upon himself to lead fifteen of his family and friends across borders using his phone’s GPS and the guidance of his brothers in Berlin. As refugees, they experience repeated setbacks and heartache but their love for one another remains their richest source of morale.

Follow every high, low, risk, and success that these refugees endure in the hope of a better life.

Sky & Ground Trailer

The Q&A Panel

We are incredibly pleased to welcome for our special panel for this event:

  • Lord Alf Dubs – Lord Dubs was a Kindertransport refugee during World War 2, and is now a Labour peer and lifelong refugee ally
  • Ruth Evans – Ruth has helped create University of Reading’s Sanctuary Scholarships scheme, offering free scholarships to refugees and asylum seekers
  • Zainab Koroma – Zainab is Chair of Reading City of Sanctuary Chair and was the first CEO of Reading Refugee Support Group
  • Waheeda Soomro – Waheeda is a radio presenter, philanthropist and Trustee for West Berks Action for Refugees

Refugees in Berkshire Need Your Help

Refugees and asylum seekers have been hit hard by COVID-19.

Many have been trapped, facing isolation, poverty and depression on their own.

We’ve been working around the clock to provide food parcels, practical support, social activities and befriending to refugees and asylum seekers in need.

Buying your ticket will be helping us continue to provide a lifeline to refugees when they need it most.

Click here to see our other Refugee Week events and our Seven Actions challenge

Event Information

Sky And Ground: Online Screening + Q&A Panel
Date: Thursday 17th June
Times: 7:00pm – 9:45pm
Ticket Price: £8
Ticket Link:

Event Timings
7pm – 7.10pm – Welcome – Facebook Live
7.10pm – 8.45pm – Screening ‘Sky And Ground’ – *Ticket Required to Access*
8.45pm – 9.00pm – Welcome Back and Refreshment Break – Facebook Live
9.00pm – 9.45pm – Q&A Panel – Facebook Live

How Do I Watch This Event?
After purchasing your ticket, you will be sent instructions and a link to watch Sky And Ground and the Q&A Panel online.

Photo of boat crossing the sea

Information and Awards for Sky and Ground


  • DOC NYC – Official Selection
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Ashland International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Monadnock International Film Festival – Jonathan Daniels Award


  • Best Documentary – International Documentary Awards (Nominated

Film Information

Directors: Joshua Bennett and Talya Tibbon

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

Duration: 86 minutes

Certificate: TBC – Contains adult themes

Released: 2018

Sky and Ground: Online Screening + Q&A Panel
Thursday 17th June | 7:00pm – 9:45pm

Click here to see our other Refugee Week events and our Seven Actions challenge

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