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The workers cup

Author: Adam Sobel; Rosie Garthwaite; Ramzy Haddad; Passion River Films,
Publisher: Warren, NJ : Passion River Productions, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Sobel; Rosie Garthwaite; Ramzy Haddad; Passion River Films,
OCLC Number: 1065268376
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed October 16, 2018).
Awards: Nominated 2017 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Documentary
Won 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival McKinnis Sports Documentary Award, Best Sports Documentary
Description: 1 online resource (87 min.)
Responsibility: directed by Adam Sobel ; produced by Ramzy Haddad and Rosie Garthwaite.

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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.

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