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Cur-films: The Workers Cup

Date of Event: 04-June-2020 -

Time of Event: 21:00

Location of Event: Online

While keeping social distancing, movies can bring us close to each other!

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan is pleased to present to you


A free online screening program every Monday & Thursday

The link to watch the film will be shared on our social media platforms

On Thursday 4th of June 2020 at 9 PM LT

Join us “online” to watch the Documentary Film

“The Workers Cup”

The film can be viewed only in Jordan

The Workers Cup

Adam Sobel, 90 min, Documentary, in English, Nepali, Malayalam, Twi, Ga, Hindi and Arabic with English and Arabic subtitles, United Kingdom, 2017

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world: the FIFA World Cup. Far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the back of 1.6 million migrant workers.

Inside the labor camps of Qatar, the film follows a team of African and Asian migrant workers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day, they sweat to build the World Cup; while by night, they compete in a football tournament of their own “The Workers Cup”, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players.

“The Workers Cup” is a feature-length documentary giving voice to the men, who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage. It portrays how each match offers a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they struggle with as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.

The movie premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was screened at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, CPH-DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Festival) and Sheffield International Documentary Festival. It has received the McKinnis Sports Documentary Award for Best Sports Documentary at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and was nominated for the Audience Award at Sydney Film Festival. The film has been recently nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy in 2019

We thank the producer Ramzy Haddad for his cooperation.

Film Trailer