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    The Workers Cup

    Directed by Adam Sobel
    UK | 92 minutes | True Stories

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    The Workers Cup

    Directed by Adam Sobel
    UK | 92 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    The Workers Cup

    Directed by Adam Sobel
    UK | 92 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    The Workers Cup

    Directed by Adam Sobel
    UK | 92 minutes | True Stories

  

Free Community screening January 13 showing only

The World Cup is coming to Qatar in 2022, and 1.6 million migrant workers are laboring long hours for little pay to build its infrastructure. A select group strives for goals and glory in a football tournament of their own called the Workers Cup, detailed in this high-energy and inspirational documentary.

Screening on January 13 is a free community event presented by Desert Regional Medical Center. You must have a ticket or pass for entry and may add tickets to your cart by clicking "buy tickets" button


Schedule

January 6, 2018 11:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 3:30 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

The World Cup is coming to Qatar in 2022, and construction is in full swing. In the shadows of the gleaming high rises towering over this wealthy desert nation, 1.6 million migrant workers labor long hours for meager pay to build the infrastructure for the world’s biggest sporting event. In their off hours, a talented few will also get a chance to play in those same stadiums, in a football tournament of their own called the Workers Cup. In this high-energy, inspirational documentary, director Adam Sobel shares the stories of a select group of footballer-laborers who’ve come from a host of developing countries such as Ghana, Kenya, India and Nepal in search of opportunity—only to find the reality to be harshly out of sync with the dream. Both on and off the pitch, they strive to find their places in a world that often treats them as second-class citizens, even as they compete for goals and glory.

In competition for the Schlesinger Award.

film details

Country: UK
Year: 2017
Running Time: 92 minutes
Language: English, Nepali, Malayalam, Twi, Ga, Hindi and Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Adam Sobel
Producers: Rosie Garthwaite, Ramzy Haddad
Cinematographers: Nazim Aggoune
Editor: Anne Jünemann, Adam Sobel, Lauren Wellbrock
Music: Nathan Halpern
Website: www.theworkerscupfilm.com

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