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Take One Action Film Festival The Workers Cup

Thu 21 September 2017

The Workers Cup

Their names are Paul, Samuel, Padam or Umesh. By day they join the ranks of the 1.6million 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.

The film is in English, Nepali, Gha, Tui, Malayalam, Hindi and Arabic with English subtitles. Dir. Adam Sobel, UK, 2016, 89mins. Scottish premiere

Join us after the film as we explore the push towards 'decent work' and some of the many international solidarity initiatives challenging systemic inequalities in Qatar and beyond. Guests include Stephen Russell (Playfair Qatar) and Suzanne Crimin (Oxfam).

Presented in association with Oxfam Scotland and Unison Scotland.

To see the full 2017 programme of screenings and events please visit

The Workers Cup - Trailer from Mediadante on Vimeo.

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