The Workers Cup

92 minutes 2017 6.8

The Workers Cup provides a close, personal insight into Qatar's labor camps, where the World Cup is built on the backs of more than one million migrant workers.

The film follows a group of workers who live out a real version of fantasy football. During the day they sweat to build the World Cup; In the evening, they compete in a "welfare" football tournament played in the same stadiums that will one day receive the world's best players.

We follow a team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana and Kenya. The only thing they have in common is the love of football. Each match gives them a transient free time from the homesickness and isolation they struggle with, as the lowest class in the world's richest countries. Even as pieces in the World Cup's marketing game, they can get lost in the purity of football.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Workers Cup
Category: Documentary
Genre: Documentary
Director: Adam Sobel
Producer: Dennis Paul, R. Paul Miller
Music: Nathan Halpern
Script: Adam Sobel
Country: United Kingdom
Language: Arabic, English, Hindi