Reading Refugee Support Group 25th Anniversity Film Festival

Friday 21 June 2019

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary and Refugee Week, Reading Refugee Support Group are proud to present their 25th Anniversary Film Festival. The Berkshire refugee charity are holding three screenings of the award-winning On Her Shoulders in theatres in Reading, Wokingham and Newbury. Each screening will be accompanied by a special panel of guest speakers, including local figures and refugees, who will discuss the topics raised in powerful film.

The money raised at the events will go towards supporting the independent charity’s continued work with refugees, asylum seekers and people with no recourse to public funds. Refreshments will also be provided at the screenings.

On Her Shoulders

On Her Shoulders tells the story of Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS and told the story of her people on the world stage. Murad’s work defending Human Rights has seen her awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize; the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize; and named Glamour Magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2016. The documentary features prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who closely supported Murad, and it has received numerous awards, including Best Director at Sundance Film Festival.

Reading Refugee Support Group’s 25th Anniversary

Reading Refugee Support Group have been supporting refugees and asylum seekers across Berkshire for 25 years. The charity’s efforts have recently been acknowledged with a nomination for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for voluntary groups, with the results being announced in early June. This Film Festival is part of a year of 25th Anniversary celebrations, building up to a celebratory evening on Monday 4 November at the prestigious Reading Concert Hall. More details about this event can be found on the charity’s website at

Type of event
Event theme
Refugees and Asylum seekers
Event date
21 June 2019
Start time
7.30 pm
End time
10.30 pm
Jonjo Warrick
Address line 1
Whitty Theatre
Line 2
Luckley Road
RG40 3EU
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified