THE WORKERS CUP
Director: Adam Sobel
Documentary | GB | 2017
89 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
THE WORKERS CUP is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy 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. We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for football. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.