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The Workers Cup (Film Clubs)

All Equal?

9 February 2023 | 8:30pm - 9:30pm

United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Workers Cup

Director: Adam Sobel | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2017 | Length: 89 min
Language: English, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam, Nepali with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

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.


Beyond the Screen

Watch the film online any time between 4pm and 8.30pm online and join the discussion between 8.30pm – 9.30pm, hosted by Matthew, one of the Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors.

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The links to watch the film and  join the Zoom discussion will be sent to you in a confirmation email nearer the time. When you register for this event, your personal information will be held and used by Humanist Society Scotland and Zoom for the purposes of allowing you to join the event.


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