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The Workers Cup

+ Audience discussion

WHEN
Fri 22 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm
WHERE
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Themes
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Region/Country Focus
| Qatar

About

Their names are Paul, Samuel, Padam or Umesh. By day they join the ranks of the 1.6 million migrant workers toiling away in slavery-like conditions to build Qatar’s 2020 World Cup infrastructure. By night they compete in a workers’ football tournament, playing in the very stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players.

They come from Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, India or Bangladesh; in search of employment, they have all uprooted themselves from their families and communities to provide expendable labour in one of the world’s wealthiest nations. As their individual stories emerge, they speak longingly of freedom, home and their hopes for the future, in a film that forces us to question how we ever let the “Beautiful Game” get so very ugly.
Plus Audience discussion

Join us after the film as we explore the push towards “decent work” and some of the many international solidarity initiatives challenging systemic inequalities in Qatar and beyond. Guests include Francis Stuart (Oxfam).

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Fri 22 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Booking / attendance information
Please book via Filmhouse

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Age Advice
Recommended for 12+ years

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