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THE WORKERS CUP

Adam Sobel
UK 2017    54' 89'
⚬ Sports ⚬ Current Affairs & Politics 

Synopsis

THE WORKERS CUP is a personal look inside Qatar’s labour camps, where the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being built on the backs of a million-plus migrant workers. For the first time ever a film team gained access to the most controversial construction site and gives voice to the workers following their enthusiastic preparation for their own soccer cup.

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Director

Adam Sobel

Producers

Rosie Garthwaite, Ramzy Haddad

Executive Producers

Paul Miller, Dennis Paul

Production Company

The Workers Cup LLC

Co-Production Company

Mediadante

Cinematography

Nazim Aggoune, Joe Saadeh

Editors

Lauren Wellbrock, Anne Jünemann

Music

Nathan Halpern

Sound

Another Country

Awards

Best Documentary

Hawaii European Cinema 2017

Festivals

Sundance 2017

It's All True IDF 2017

Beirut Cinema Days 2017

Hawaii IFF 2017

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

CPH:DOX 2017

Vilnius IFF 2017

Docs Against Gravity 2017

Beldocs 2017

Zürich FF 2017

Palm Springs IFF 2018

FIPA 2018

Sydney FF 2018

 

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Film Details

Runtimes 54' 89'
Spoken Languages English, Hindi, Gha, Tui, Nepali, Malayalam, Arabic
Production Countries UK

Biography

Adam Sobel is a writer and filmmaker who has been living in Qatar for the past 5 years. He has a particular interest in the interplay between sports and society. In 2013, he lived at Mt. Everest base camp for two months directing a documentary series following the first woman from Saudi Arabia to stand on top of the world. The series won a 2014 CINE Golden Eagle. Since 2013, Adam has served an advisor for Northwestern University in Qatar's film grant program. Under Adam's mentorship, his students' films have played at festivals around the world, on Al Jazeera, and have been nominated for the Student Academy Awards.

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