The Workers Cup

By

Adam Sobel

Duration

92 MIN

Language

English, Nepali, Malayalam, Twi

Subtitles

French/english

Country

United Kingdom

Year

2017

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Synopsis

When FIFA selected Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, the petroleum-rich country used its vast and wealthy resources to begin constructing state-of-the-art stadiums and facilities utilizing millions of migrant workers. The Workers Cup follows a group of these men—from India, Kenya, Nepal, and Ghana—who, stuck in isolated camps, working arduous hours for unlivable wages, eagerly escape into a corporate-sponsored “workers welfare” soccer tournament of their own. The laborers embrace the rare opportunity to let loose, compete, and prove themselves bona fide soccer champions.

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Direction

Adam Sobel

Editing

Adam Sobel
Anne Jünemann
Lauren Wellbrock

Producer

Ramzy Haddad
Rosie Garthwaite

Original Title

The Workers Cup

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