In 2022, Qatar will host the world's biggest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup. This documentary gives voice to one group from the 1.6 million migrant workers laboring to build sport's grandest stage as they compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup. With unprecedented access to controversial construction sites and labor camps, this film follows the men in their enthusiastic preparation for the games, while exposing their long work hours for scant salaries, limited freedom of movement, and harsh living conditions in isolated labor camps. "The Workers Cup" explores universal themes of ambition, aspiration and masculinity, as we see our protagonists wrangle hope, meaning and opportunity out of extremely difficult circumstances.
After the film, a discussion will be led by Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine, visiting assistant professor of English, and Kathy Krynski, the Himmelright Professor in Economics.
Human Rights Film Series:
A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in New York City each summer. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.
Full Screening Schedule:
Tuesday, January 16: "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" (2016)
Tuesday, March 20: "Nowhere to Hide" (2016)
Tuesday, March 27: 'Bill Nye: Science Guy" ( 2017)
Tuesday, April 10: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" (2011)
Tuesday, April 17: 'The Workers Cup" (2017)
All films are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022