Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents The Workers Cup

Directed by Adam Sobel

With unprecedented access to FIFA’s 2022 World Cup stadium construction sites and labour camps in Qatar, The Workers Cup follows one group of men from among the 1.6 million migrant workers preparing for the world’s largest sporting event. In the shadows of the controversial building sites, the men enthusiastically train to compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup. Exposing long work hours for scant salaries, limited freedom of movement, and harsh living conditions in isolated labour camps, this documentary explores universal themes of ambition, aspiration, sport, and masculinity, as the protagonists wrangle hope, meaning, and opportunity out of their extremely precarious circumstances. Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2017

This screening is supported by Savannah Wisdom.

89 minutes

Arabic, English, Galician, Hindi, Malay, Nepali and Taiwanese

Full English

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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