Thursday, 26 November 2020

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"The Workers Cup" by Adam Sobel

Monday 26 March, 19:00 (Ciné Utopia)

Runtime: 92'

The Workers Cup, film cover

A thoughtful, human documentary, directed by Adam Sobel, about a football tournament for a team of men, migrant workers, building for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The screening will be followed by a Q/A session with Rosie Garthwaite, film’s producer, Stan Brabant, director of Amnesty International Luxembourg and Eryn Alexandrova president of Sportunity a.s.b.l.

The film is in English and has a run time of 1 hours 32 minutes
Registration starts at 18:30 – Doors close at 19:00 – Tickets available online here and by email to [email protected]


In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The Workers Cup is a feature-length documentary giving voice to the men who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage.

The film follows a team of laborers from Nepal, India, Ghana and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.

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The Workers Cup - Trailer

The United Nations presents 'The Workers Cup'

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