“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.”
Join us for an online screening of ‘The Workers Cup’ (2017), directed by Adam Sobel.
The screening will be followed by a discussion via Zoom hosted by Matthew Hall, one of our Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors, and we are pleased to be joined by Lillie Ashworth, Advocacy Officer at Humanists International. The discussion will also consider Humanists International’s Freedom of Thought report, and Qatar’s ranking within it.
This event is part of our Take One Action Film Club which 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.
This event is free of charge.