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The Workers Cup Programme 2019

by Adam Sobel Border Lines

The emirate of Qatar is counting on hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to build its World Cup 2022 stadiums. By means of personal necessity or lured by (empty) promises, men from around the globe have gathered here – under disgraceful conditions – to lay the foundations of this coming mega event. In the impressive documentary film THE WORKERS CUP, we meet people from India, Kenya, Nepal and Ghana and watch as they navigate a life between work, canteen, the common sleeping area and a football tournament created especially for them. While the World Cup organisers hope the so-called Workers Cup will create positive publicity, for many the football tournament is a welcome ray of light in an otherwise grim daily life.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: UK, 2017
  • Runtime: 89 Min
  • Languages: English, Nepali, Malayalam, Twi, Hindi, Arabic
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Adam Sobel
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  • Cinematography: Nazim Aggoune, Joe Saade
  • Editors: Lauren Wellbrock, Anne Jünemann, Adam Sobel
  • Music: Nathan Halpern
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  • Producers: Rosie Garthwaite, Ramzy Haddad
  • Executive Producers: Dennis Paul, Paul Miller
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  • Production Company: The Workers Cup
  • World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
  • www.theworkerscupfilm.com/
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