ARIJ18 Film Night: Hosted by the Ethical Journalism Network

ARIJ18 Annual Forum For Investigative Journalism

Website: EnglishArabic

Alongside the ARIJ 2018 conference in Jordan from November 30 – December 2, the EJN will be hosting two working groups from Palestine and Jordanian media to create glossaries on hate speech, as well as two sessions on the main conference programme.

ARIJ18 Film Night: Hosted by the Ethical Journalism Network

December 1, 2018

The Workers Cup

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The Workers Cup is a feature-length documentary giving voice to the men who are labouring to build sport’s grandest stage.

With unprecedented access, the film unfolds largely inside a Qatari labour camp that the migrant workers say feels like a prison. Hidden between a highway and remote stretch of desert, the Umm Salal Camp is intentionally out of sight and out of mind. So are the 4000 men who live there.

The Workers Cup follows a group of African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup as they compete in a football tournament of their own organised by their employers.

Website: http://www.theworkerscupfilm.com/

Director: Adam Sobel

Producer: Ramzy Haddad, Rosie Garthwaite

Languages: Arabic and English with Arabic subtitles.


For information about the EJN / ILO Fairway Fellowship to support reporting on Labour Migration in the Gulf State, Jordan and Lebanon see: https://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ilo-journalism-fellowship