The Workers Cup
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The Workers Cup

by Adam Sobel

Country / Year
United Kingdom / 2017
Duration
89 Min.
Languages
EnglishEnglish
Nepali
Malayalam
Twi
Hindi
Arabic
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
Genre
DOC: Social & Human Interest
Tags
Human Rights
Migration
Documentary
Money
Debut Feature
Direction
Adam Sobel

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.

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