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Parallel sections world cinema - JCC 2017
JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017



Adam Sobel  - Qatar - Royaume-Uni


The Workers Cup is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup stadiums are being built on the backs of migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers. By night they compete in a workers football tournament. Each game offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure.

Technical details

Genre: Feature documentary
Duration: 89 minutes
Production year: 2017
Country: Qatar - Royaume-Uni
DOP: Nazime Agoune - Joe Saadeh 
Editing: Lauren Wellbrock -Anne Junemann Adam Sobel 
Director: Adam Sobel 
Production company: Mediadante/The Workers Cup Ltd

Adam Sobel is an American filmmaker who spent 5 years in Qatar. He has produced television and journalism materials for The Guardian, CNN, ITN. Working across cultures and continents, his character-driven stories are rich with intimacy, dignity, and humor. «The workers cup» is his first feature-film.