Film Club Screening of ‘The Workers Cup’

Thursday 9th February Watch the film anytime between 4pm and 8.30pm online Join the discussion online 8.30pm - 9.30pm 'The Workers Cup' (2017) directed by Adam Sobel

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.

 

Watch the trailer The film will be screened online on a private Vimeo channel - we will send all registered participants the password to access the film on the day.  

 

The screening will be followed by a discussion online via Zoom, hosted by Matthew, one of our Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors. We hope to have other special guests to be confirmed nearer the time. The discussion will also consider the Freedom of Thought report and Qatar's ranking.

 

The link to join the discussion by Zoom will be sent to you in a confirmation email nearer the time.

Our Take One Action Film Club aims to empower our community by screening a specially curated programme of world-changing films, and hosting follow-on discussions and activities to increase creative, impactful action for a fairer and more sustainable world.  

 

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When

February 9th, 2023 7:00 PM through 9:30 PM