Inside the labor camps of Qatar, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup.
The United Nations and Time For Equality present
THE WORKERS CUP
Monday, 26 March 2018, 7 p.m.
Ciné Utopia – Luxembourg
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.
(*) attendance cancelled due to illness
Download the handout here
Read here a blog post by Arron Mc Ardle: https://timeforequality.org/home/kicking-away-responsibility-qatar-2022-world-cup-and-migrant-workers/
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.
Read more: http://www.theworkerscupfilm.com/
A Ciné ONU event hosted by UNRIC and Time For Equality.