The Workers Cup

Direction
Year 
2017
Country
  • United Kingdom
Runtime
92min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The Workers Cup is a close and personal look inside Qatar’s labour camps, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of a million-plus migrant workers. The film follows a team of labourers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; while 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. We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana, and Kenya whose only common ground is love for football. Each match offers a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they struggle with as the lowest class in the world’s richest country. Even as pawns in the World Cup’s marketing game, they can’t help but lose themselves in the purity of football.

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Details

  • Original Title
    The Workers Cup
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Nazim Aggoune, Joe Saade
  • Editing
    Lauren Wellbrock, Anne Jünemann, Adam Sobel
  • Music
    Nathan Halpern
  • Runtime
    92 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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